Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another quick update

John's away on business so it's just me and Thomas for the week. So that means I pretty much have zero time for anything. Thomas is in his crib fighting a nap so I'll have to make this quick.

I ran the Brothers in Battle 5k Race on Saturday and did great! I finished in 28:26 which is a minute and a half faster than the Race for the Cure in September! It was fun and a gorgeous day. The best part was the free beer and food they had afterward!

The next day I set out for a long run and did NINE miles! Woot! I was SO sore afterwards! I tried some of those PowerBar Gel thingies and took along a water bottle. I'm having a hard time drinking and running at the same time. Yeah, yeah, I know, I could just stop for a second to drink but I gotta tell ya, once I stop, there's no way I'm going to start again! One of these days I'll figure it out. Still, I'm so thrilled to say that I've run 9 miles. That is so much closer to 13.1 than 4 was when that was my longest!

Monday I rested. I just couldn't get going after the nine miler. Oh, and it was my 30th birthday too! I actually didn't do much of anything except go to Mommy & Me and take Thomas to his 15 month appointment.  It was cold and rainy and we just hung out together. John was already on his way to CA so it wasn't much of a party. That's ok, no biggie.

Tuesday I did the elliptical machine for 40 minutes since it was still rainy and terribly windy.  Finally today, Wednesday, I ran again.  I was really tired for almost all of it. On the last leg back home I finally felt pretty good. Why is it that I feel good at the end of the run? I hate my life for the first three miles. But by the time I finished the 4 miles I felt like I could keep going. I stopped though because Thomas had fallen asleep in the jogger and I wanted to see if I could get him to continue his nap in his crib (basically so I could take a shower and eat!).

So, that's where I am. Nothing too exciting. Then again, are training runs really all that exciting? It's the races that seem to be where the fun is. I need to find another race to sign up for. I think it keeps me motivated.

Workout: 4 miles
Time: 45 minutes
Next up: Have to do another 4 or so tomorrow. My knee's bothering me'll see how I feel tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. WTG Nancy on 9 miles!!! You are SO going to rock the half-marathon.