A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Making it Up


So, I missed my run on Monday night (more details on that in the next weekly summary post). The plan is to make it up tonight (Wednesday) but that meant I wanted to get in at least one other run before my last long run. I didn't know if I could squeeze in both a run and cross-training due to my crazy work schedule this week.

See, normally we run at 12:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But this Tuesday I was leading a training session at 1:30 and this Thursday I'll be at a conference all day. So, I broke a "rule" of the unofficial lunch time running club and sent out an email saying I was going at 11:30 instead of 12:15 if anyone wanted to join me.

It ended up being awesome because the two other women in the group were the only ones able to go. It was a rocking girl power run! Actually, I have no idea what our final average pace was because the Garmin flaked out on me and didn't turn off when I told it to. Meaning it kept on ticking as we did our cool-down walk and headed back to the locker room. I'm sure it was around 9:15 or something, though. We weren't pushing it super hard since we were discussing books and the crisis that is trying to figure out what you're doing with your life in your early 30s.

We ran into the wind for the first half of the run but thankfully we didn't notice any wind on the way back. The sun was out but the air temperature was nice and cool. If only May 1st could be like that! Keep your fingers crossed.

Overall we did just over 3 miles (probably around 3.2) and while we didn't solve our life's problems we still had some good discussions.

Tonight I'll be attempting my 8 (or so) mile run with 6 miles at near half-marathon pace. By myself. I'm pretty sure I can do it. No, scratch that, I KNOW I can do it. Now, if I could just transfer that confidence over into the rest of my life I'd be set.


Anne said...

Of course you can do it!!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest picture ever!

I am definitely crossing my fingers that the weather stays cool through next weekend - the forecast (here) looks pretty promising so far?

Hope your run tonight went well!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Oh my gosh that picture is adorable and I see the Wisconsin half marathon is a week away! That is awesome!!! Bummer about Monday's run, hope everything is okay!

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