Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm Back Baby!

Just a quick update: I ran a whole 2.5 miles last night pain-free!  Whoo hoo!  That was nine days since my last run in the Lake Tahoe Marathon.  9.LONG.DAYS.  I probably could have gone farther, but I was really just trying to run for 20 mins to see how it would feel.  It felt great! 
2.5 miles in 20:38   8:15/mi pace 
So, today I think will be a quick five miler and then hopefully I can get some longer runs in on Thursday and Friday and then kick out a long run on Sunday.
It is really true: you don't know what you got 'til it's gone.  I love running; no, I adore running.  And when I am out on injury, it really helps me to realize just how important it is to me.  I know my husband will be glad I am back out pounding the miles, I know that when I can't run I am a bear to be around.  Isn't it funny too, when you can't run, how many runners you seem to notice?  I swear, this past week and a half, I have seen more runners than normal.  Maybe it was just due to the beautiful weather.  Or maybe it was because I was so jealous of anyone who got to run.
On another note, work will finally be slowing down for me!  Whoo hoo!  October 15th is next week and that means "crunch" time for me will be over until February!  I can finally get my runs in at decent hours.  I may actually get up and go for some morning runs since I won't be heading in at the ass crack of dawn everyday.  Gasp! A morning run? Yes, I think that is next on my running agenda.  Trying to figure out what all you crazy running peeps do at 5:30 in the morning! :)
Happy running!

P.S. I am working on a post that gives all you inquiring bloggy peeps more info on me.  It will give you insight on how I started running and where I plan to go.  I am trying to widdle it down as it is a wee bit long right now.  Long enough that you may want to grab a cup of coffee and a snack before you start reading long! :) (pics too)
P.S.S. I am no good at this whole crative blog thing.  Can I pay someone to set it up for me so that all I have to do is plug in my post and pics?  I need someone to help with the layout and all that stuff? Any suggestions?


RunToTheFinish said...

way to go on a nice recovery! Gosh you are hoing to BQ i see from your side bar, way to go!!

Unfortunately posting just takes a little time to put in pics and all that jazz. You can pay someone like teh BlogFairy to give you a new layout though

Aron said...

yayyy for running!! i have been seeing all the runners this week since i am not letting myself run. maybe tomorrow though :)

looking forward to the long post!!

and yes we need to make a running date soon!!!

Tara said...

LOL. I am a total bitch when I can't run too. I spent a month off this summer dealing with foot issues and no one wanted to be around me.

Way to go on your recovery and short run girl!

Jen Feeny said...

Running is such a bitter sweet relationship huh? You love it when things are "on" but you loathe it when things are "off". Glad you're back in the saddle so to speak!

I got my excellent background at - Check it out, they have super cute ones!

Thanks for your very sweet comment and send off on my post today!!! :)

B.o.B. said...

Oh I can't wait to hear the back story of your running love. Like how you met, fell in love, had a mini-break-up, etc. I will be prepared with snacks and coffee. ;)

Just play around with blogger and Morgan's advice is great!

Glad you got two miles in pain free. I know how great that feels!!