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Reunited and it Feels SO Good!

Today was my first run after a week off. It felt FANTASTIC! I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I just couldn’t do it! The weather was perfect, and even though I didn’t start until 9am, I had a beautiful 66 degrees for my reunion with running. After a summer of upper 70’s to low 80’s this was heaven.

I’m sure that the combination of rest, compression sleeves and new shoes all worked together, as I had a pain free run. I took it easy and did 3.73 miles for an overall pace of 10:53 pace. I am very happy with that!

I’ll run again on Sunday as the day tomorrow is packed full of kid activities. It looks like this weather is hanging around for a while, so I’m pumped!

total miles for September: 61!

(even with a week off).

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Biding My Time

I’m biding my time until:

I can run again.

my compression sleeves come in (no, yesterday apparently wasn’t the magic day).

I see my best friend.

my dryer works again.

the repair man comes to make my dryer work again (my scheduled time is sometime between 8am and 5pm today. Glad they could narrow that down).

my kids figure out that “doing the dishes” includes the ones that don’t fit in the dishwasher.

my new shoes come in the mail!

the race in January.

the cooler temps hang around permanently.

they make a self-cleaning house (who “they” are, I’m unsure, but “they” need to hurry “themselves” up).

Lots of things to look forward to, and to be patient about. For most of these things (in fact all of them) I want to scream “Come on, HURRY UP!” but I’m almost 40, and realize doing so would be childish…. so I refrain (although I might do that to the repair man).

Jim is on the mend! It no longer hurts to walk, and going up and down the stairs is MUCH better. Only the slightest bit of pain, and only if I use my toes too much (I’m not sure that even makes sense, but sometimes I go upstairs on my tip toes… never said I was normal). SO… Saturday is looking good. If / when I run on Saturday I will take it very easy and wear my compression sleeves proudly. I’ll even get to try out my new shoes! Whoop!!

I’ve missed my runs more than I thought I would have, and that’s kinda freaky. I’ve gone from a person who always said she’d only “run if some big person intent on my bodily harm” was chasing her, to a weirdo who misses running. When, exactly, did that happen?!

FYI: A few of giveaways here (Brooks shorts or jacket), here (yurbuds earbuds), here (OutsidePR goodies), here (Running Chics shirt), here (another OutidePR goody bag) and here (GU products). Go check them out, the worst thing that could happen is that you win!

Have a great Wednesday!

UPDATE:

I’m now wearing my compression sleeves! Patience does pay off….