Too Hot to Handle 15k Bound
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tomorrow is the day, the day I run 15k. It's been 5 years since I've run a 15k. I've run a few halfs, a marathon, some 5k's here and there and a few triathlons since, but not a 15k.
This is going to be a short blog cause I gotta get some rest. I just had to shed some light on what I am about to do tomorrow for myself. I joined the Dallas Galloway Running group on June 5th and have been running with the group every Sat. ever since. I have to admit I really am enjoying the concept of group running. I still get my weekly runs in on my own but I like the structure of this program and the fantastic support of all my fellow runners. I really enjoy running with these folks every Sat. They are my motivation, my inspiration, and most of all they make me smile when I run with them. This will be the 6th time I've run this particular race here in Dallas over the years but the first time running with a group and I am really excited but also nervous at the same time. I know that this is just considered a training run for us as we are in the week where we are supposed to run at least 9 miles, so I will think of this as a training run and just relax and have fun.
Woohoo, I'm running again and am actually running 9.3 miles...OMG, it's been awhile....I did a training run of 8 miles last week and I felt great last week after that run. However, running in the Texas heat for me, always calls for a nap once I get home and showered and have my juice (beets, carrots, cukes, ginger, lemon or lime and jicama). I did not take a nap last Sat. and by 3pm I was pretty much toast. Tomorrow might be the same, I have a ladies luncheon at 1:30, so I might be able to fit in a little catnap. I think age has a little bit to do with it as well, as much as I hate to admit.
I promised myself that I'd start blogging weekly about my long runs on Sat., but with working so many extra hours, I barely have time to blink lately much less get my weekly runs in. I'm also working weekends and that doesn't help the ole psyche. That's okay though, I will not allow work to take over my life or my dreams. I am training for a marathon in December and I will run!!! I will get back to blogging as often as possible because like tonight, this is helping me to put things into perspective and just feel good.
So my Spark friends, good night and wish this ole gal luck in her 15k tomorrow.
I WILL FINISH STRONG! I AM STRONGER THAN I THINK!!! I WILL RUN!!!