Monday, September 26, 2011
Working on speed this week, I would like to run the mile in 9 mins or under. This is the first year I am running in it...I always wanted to but didn't think I would make it! My 20 year old son is running it too. When I run with him - well, actually, try to keep up with him - I always go faster. I can keep up with him for a little bit, then he is gone!
My husband and 2 friends are going to walk it. My husband usually runs with me, but can't due to his surgery. I am glad he is still going to walk.
So, my training this week consists of volleying my 5k run with an all out, very fast 1 mile run on the treadmill. It's time to KICK IT!!
Sounds like a plan...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tonight, despite suffering from a cold, lack of sleep, and a week of hell -- I completed my goal of running five 5k's this running season. Now that it is over (during the race I didn't feel this way), I can say I am glad that I made myself pre-register for the race three days ago. I made myself sign-up so that I would go, no matter what was going on. Knowing that it was coming up gave me no excuses not to practice and run ahead of time.
I must also say that this was, by far, the most competitive race I have been in to date. It was a pink, breast cancer research fundraiser and an all female race. There was close to 400 women in the race. Several women -- all different age groups -- came in at 21 minutes! I ran it in 30.06 and came in tenth for my age group. What a workout it was!
Next year I am going to keep five 5ks as my annual goal, but I am going to work on speed. I am also going to add a half marathon in. I should be able to do this once I heal from my foot surgery this Fall.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Actually, it was 1:45 this morning. My husband woke me to go to the emergency room, after a set back in his recovery. He didn't tell me he was having a problem until it was bad - very bad. Said he was looking up what to do on the internet as I slept! Anyway, I sped to the hospital (not the closest but better one). Wouldn't you know they were working on I-95 and the hospital exit was closed! No sign ahead of time, so we had to drive all the way to Wilmington, DE, turn around and head back to get to the hospital. Not a good thing when the person you love is in a ton of pain. I have never seen him hurting so bad -- it was awful and very upsetting.
This afternoon he is doing better, home again. I squeezed a 1 1/2 hour nap in today. I have a VERY hard time functioning without 8 hours of sleep. Trying to get it together to run when my son gets home...supposed to run my last 5k of the season tomorrow night. It's a women's race for the pink ribbon 5k, we are all getting pink shirts & make-up bags -- too cool.
I am going to try to complete two of my goals, one of which is to run five 5ks this summer, the other to beat my 5k time of 29.47
Thanks for all of your support - you guys are awesome!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This morning I noticed my husband was doing more on his own, so after our walk with Roxy -- who is celebrating her fourth birthday today -- I did not feel guilty taking my 40 minute run around the development. I really needed to do it, I had been sitting at home/hospital for 4 days. We have been walking a lot but it just wasn't the same.
Now I am off to Costco and gonna run by work to catch up on what I missed last week while no one is there - always faster and easier that way!
It's so nice to be getting some sort of order back in my life!
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