Monthly Archives: April 2010

Howdy Stranger!

I haven’t blogged in a while, but not because I haven’t been running! I just logged: 244.77 miles in my quest for 1005, day 111 out of 365, and week 16. Running is beginning to become something I actually look forward to, and find that I feel better through out the day if I do it. This is good, as I hope it’s an indicator of keeping it up for the long term.

This past Saturday, I ran my first 6 miles! I felt pretty good through out the whole thing and even got the chance to run through some hail (If said like a true Texan I can say “I ran through “hail” and back” and it sounds pretty much like a bad word). When I started out it was humid (blech… it’s hard to run in humid weather) and overcast but no rain or anything. Then at about mile 3 it started to sprinkle then tiny hail appeared. I was going to cut my run short (I’m not crazy!!) but after about two minutes it stopped, and I decided to finish it out. There was one killer hill (I was a very slow incline, but it seemed to last FOREVER) that I had to walk at the end, but I pretty much kept my 5/1 interval and finished with an overall pace of 11:43 which is a whole 12 seconds FASTER than my pace on my last 5 miler (2 weeks prior)! Yay! At least I know that I can finish 6 miles and still walk and talk after it’s over.

I hope that whatever you put your mind to do, you have success (unless you put your mind towards robbing a bank, then not so much). Have a great week and keep pursuing what it is God has put in you to pursue!!

Still Running

Yep, I’m still running. Did my second 5 miler on Sunday and my pace was a whole 5 seconds faster than the last time! I’ve been busy with play production, and I can feel it when I run. I’m pretty tired (late night/ early mornings) so I’m dragging just a bit. BUT, I’m running and that’s all that matters. This week is packed, but I’ll run on Thurs and again on Sunday. We have a Saturday rehearsal, so that kinda knocks that day out. My attitude is pretty good, and I ordered a second pair of Asics for Mother’s Day. I figure I’ll switch back and forth between my older ones, and my new ones. I have about 150+ miles on the old ones, so this should be a good time to do it. Can’t think of anything else at the moment. Have a good one!

A Little Faster

Today was my long run. Last week I did 5 miles for the first time, so this week I dropped back down to 4. I did an run/walk interval of 6/1 and felt very good through out the entire run. When I got home and uploaded my info to Nike+ I discovered that my pace for this 4 miles was a whole 30 seconds faster than the 4 mile pace I had run on 3/13! Needless to say, this made my day (yes, the little things never cease to thrill me). I can see improvement and can FEEL improvement. When I run, my knees don’t ache anymore. I feel strong through out the entire run….even though at times I’m huffing and puffing. In fact, most days I actually LOOK FORWARD to running! That is kinda crazy, coming from a person who only thought they would run if some big ugly guy was chasing them with intent to do bodily harm. I’m glad that Beth started me on this adventure (most days, that is), and look forward to the journey! Watch out 11:00 pace, here I come!