Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes

24 little hours!

Saturday was my long run day. 15 miles loomed in my future and I was not looking forward to it!

Since moving home, I have found myself without a running partner. I looked up local running groups online and found a group nearby, Christian Runners.

Problem #1 I needed to run 15, I thought maybe I could start running with them and continue on..
Problem #2 They meet at 7:30 on a Saturday morning!! Whoa! thats early on an off day.

I emailed the contact and he assured me that there were people running all different mileage and paces. I woke up Saturday morning, had breakfast and stared at the wall for 15 mins. trying to decide if I wanted to go or not. A litany of excuses were rolling through my mind. Even backing out of the drive way I was contemplating turning around and crawling back into bed.

I am SO glad that I went! I met a bunch of amazing people. I walked up and they paired me with a group going 20 miles. I was able to run with them and turn around a little earlier. We had great conversation and kept a strong pace.

We averaged about 8:50 min/miles, I didn't stop my clock during fuel breaks. They were all training for different events. Im so glad to have found a group to run with, even if I have to do the distance by myself, there are people all around being so encouraging! That makes all the difference!

Bad news bears,  I woke up this morning feeling seriously under the weather! I went to the dr and I have strep throat! Ahhhh! Miserable! Upside though: I got my long run for the week in and I get a forced extra day to lay around and study for my upcoming exit exam for my masters program, on Friday!

I got some magazines, the remote, and a nap in my future!

Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Get better soon!!! Can I just say how much I'm in awe reading about your long runs!?! Geez woman!