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Monday, January 11, 2010

Running "success"...

Well...today marks the 2nd consecutive "successful" run, since my marathon. What is "success"? First...getting my hiney outside in the cold temps...What can I say? This cold weather has got me down. Second, no foot pain! Being able to tie my shoes tighter has been a major breakthrough! Third, finally breaking the 3 mile mark. It has been surprisingly difficult, with my lack of consistency and motivation...

I have not committed, but am about 90% sure that I will be doing the LR Relay on March 7th. I am excited! I had pretty much given up that I would be able to do it...or that a team would be forming this late...but I am now in touch with a girl who just moved to LR from Ohio, who is interested in doing the relay. I was a bit tense about running with people who wanted to set some kind of speed record, but she appears to be walking her leg of the relay, so no pressure on me to be super-speedy. This is just the motivation I need to "get back in the game", without too much pressure to perform and be tempted to over train and hurt myself. Plus, I get to be part of the marathon festivities, instead of totally missing out...with Kim and Cheryl doing the marathon that day! Thanks to Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point for connecting Michele and I!

I will probably stick to 3-4 mile runs for the next week or two and see how it goes. My routes have been flat, so the hills will be another issue, but one step at a time. I am just so thankful to be "out there"..it has done amazing things for me...mentally and emotionally, to be running again....Cheryl has mentioned doing a relay in October in Las Vegas and I am tempted! Keep you posted on that!

3 comments:

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

Hurray for no foot pain! And I agree that GETTING OUT THERE is a huge huge part of the success of it.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

1 cup equals 1 cup my dear :)
ground or whole, a cup is a cup is a cup of flax seeds.
dry ingredients is always the same like that.
wet or gloppy like raisins, dates, etc there's a little wiggle room like add a smidge more than you think for a cup. but it aint rocket science hon, just go for it! :)

RunToTheFinish said...

yeah for getting out there and how fun to have new running friends!