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Thursday, April 3, 2014

This week in my Running....

I've been trying to motivate myself to write a blog post. Not because I've had a bad running week, far from it, it's been great so far, but I'm just so blah about writing a post right now. I don't feel like I have anything interesting to say about my runs really...although they were both awesome, and unique. And pictures! I have pictures!

Monday, I did not get out of bed. I just couldn't motivate myself to get out of bed to run. So I mentioned to my hubbs that I wanted to get a run in after work. And he said those words every mother runner loves to hear "Why don't I join you?" So after work we packed up the munchkin in the jogging stroller and headed out to Cobbs Hill, which is a nice 0.69 mile around paved track around a reservoir. It really was perfect running weather out. Mid 40's, sunny, and just lightly breezy. Beautiful. It was Hubbs first run in a very long time, so we didn't have a very lofty goal, he just wanted to make it a mile. We ended up doing two laps, so a little over a mile before he called it. I kept running for another 3/4 of a lap, and then did one hill repeat before meeting up with him. I had stopped my tracking app when he stopped running (so I could give him accurate stats for his run) so I had no real idea how much I had run or my pace after I left him. I'm totally ok with that. It was a bonus run.

Tuesday, my SIL couldn't make it so I headed up to Cobbs Hill again by myself. I just put my music on and ran. It was another beautiful day, and there were tons of people out. I was having a really hard time pacing myself, my legs just wanted to fly. I spent the entire run telling myself to slow down and not burn out. I'd slow down a bit for a while, and then I'd get distracted by how nice it was out, or the awesome view, or the happy guy walking grooving to his tunes, or that cute puppy right there, or something, and find my pace had crept up, and I was flying (for me) again. I ended up doing my three miles in 34:16, for an amazing average pace of 11:22/mile. Better was that the run felt awesome. I could have kept going at that pace, but I didn't want to push it too much. Hubbs wants to run again with me on Thursday, and he runs much faster than me, so I'll need something left to keep up with him!

I'm starting to get really nervous about the half marathon coming up. I'm really worried about finishing. I keep second guessing my ability to run the whole distance. I'm hoping my long run this weekend will put my mind at ease.

I also have a Color Vibe run coming up, not this weekend, but the next weekend. I'm really looking forward to it, I'm running it with a friend and it's looking like it'll be a lot of fun.

So yeah...that's what I've been up to.
Obligatory After Run Selfie (I'm terrible at these)

1 comment:

  1. I like your selfie. I always look a complete goober in mine!

    As for the half marathon I like to think about it in chunks. Really, it's two 10K's with a little leftover. Or 4 5Ks with a little leftover. If you know you can run a 10K, then sure, you could run two! YOU WILL DO IT! (That should come across more as a cheer than a command)

    Glad you had awesome runs this week!