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Thursday, December 03, 2009

For the last 3 days, since the Seattle Half Marathon, I have been taking it easy, resting, and generally being good, and bored out of my mind! So today, cold as it was, I got on my running gear and went for a run! Just a short one, DH kept cautioning me not to try too much. (still have bruises and scrapes from my fall during the Half)

I had been feeling kind of bummed out because of what I saw as my crumby finish time, and because I hadn't run since the half. I felt like what I needed was a good hard run!

So I ran for 2 miles, and it felt GREAT! Not the it felt great when you are all stretched, and showered and dressed again great, but GREAT! while I was running! I could have pushed the speed a bit more, but I still did a sub 12 min. pace, which is about my 10K pace. It felt just wonderful! It was cold, and there was no one else out there, just me and my tunes! I didn't want to quit! Nothing hurt! Not my knees, or my calves or my hamstrings or even the bottoms of my feet! And I discovered how much I had missed running, just those few days. I would never have thought I would miss it that much.

So I am BACK, feeling GREAT, and ready to kick some booty!

Keep on Sparkin!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOYYAK 7/16/2011 10:20PM

    Looks like life has taken you other directions as it did me. I am glad to be back and hope to see you on soon!! Here is is summer 2011 and where did that time go?

Hope this finds you well!


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LIGHTHEART09 12/6/2009 9:47PM

    Great job...running is sooo addicting...I found out my nephew that did the marathon...finished 4th...
much love,

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JOYYAK 12/3/2009 9:57PM

    Good for you!!

Glad to hear you are back in form.


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FINDINGMEIN2012 12/3/2009 9:47PM

    Glad to hear it - great job!!! I'm hoping to run tomorrow for the first time since Sunday...

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/3/2009 8:28PM

    Methinks you have become addicted to running? True?

I can think of a lot worse things to be addicted to. emoticon

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ETHEL_MERMAID 12/3/2009 7:25PM

    Glad you're back and doing well, Shirley! Wow!

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JOJOBU 12/3/2009 7:14PM

    Great post, thanks for the positive attitude!

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LOLEMA 12/3/2009 7:14PM

  Way to go!

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