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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Beautiful morning...

This morning was absolutely beautiful!!!! It was actually cold and I started to wonder if the weather would be like last year, when it was hot for so long and then suddenly got cold. I run much better in the cold, but I still want fall to gradually ease me into winter!!

I was dreading it a little bit, cause yesterday's 4 mile was really hard for some reason. I'm not sure if I am not eating ENOUGH or just eating the WRONG things...I constantly feel as if my sugar is low lately and don't want to get in the habit of eating protein bars or Gu all the time. I was pleasantly surprised this morning when my 5 miles felt great! I know I'm supposed to be focused on finishing, but I couldn't help but be pleased with doing 5 miles in 45 minutes, a 9 minute mile! Aside from that, it was nice to run, not necessarily "with" other people, cause I don't "know" anyone there, but with other people around... I enjoyed the course, and I guess, since I haven't run the marathon yet, I haven't been tainted...

I went to my usual weight class afterwards. It seemed brutal, but it did help me stretch out and I am getting stronger. I am trying to be more balanced with toning my quads and hamstrings, so I don't have as much knee pain as I build up my mileage. Sadly, I am probably going to have to get prosthetics made for my shoes. I think my insoles are too rigid in my "new" stability shoes. Maybe I'll make the trip out to the New Balance store on Monday so the Podorthist can make a mold of my feet before I leave for Harrison. All in all, an exhilarating run today!!

2 comments:

cherylhicks said...

WOW - 45 minutes - that's excellent!! and fast!! Much fast than I could run it for sure, I'm glad you liked the course and sorry if I gave you the impression it was "horrible".

Keep up the good work and the food part will come, don't over eat though, I try and eat 1/2 a granola bar or 3 peanut butter crackers at least 1 hour before those Saturday runs.

Newly and Forever, Tamantha said...

I ate 1/2 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cause if I eat too much I feel sick. But towards mile 4 I had to have some Gu...