Posts tagged running
Posts tagged running
Celebrating 8 Years of Running - Photos from my first half marathon. Long Beach October 2006. First photo is of me, Emily, and Dorothy at the start. Emily only ran one season with us. Dorothy and I are still good friends to this day. She is the one who took me to Vegas a few weeks ago. Second photo is me crossing the finish line. At that point, I did not have a garmin so I am looking down at my stop watch. I remember the whole thing like is was yesterday. Isn’t that the case for your first race? I ran with that huge pack for many years.
I plan to post photos from every race for the next week or so. I am going to have to do some digging on old laptops.
Running in the heat after weeks and weeks of illness felt as painful as it sounds. The good news is that I ran today. Not the long mileage I had planned but better than sitting on the couch. Alarm is set for early morning long mileage tomorrow. Let’s see how it goes.
Day off from work and running in the heat. Not the smartest move I have ever made but need to get some miles on these legs. The plan is slow and easy miles. See you on the other side!
4 weeks until marathon 19!
Slow as molasses long run done!!!! Thanks to Abby for slogging it out with me.
Next weekend will mark 8 years of running. When I began training for the LA marathon in July 2006, I did not know it would change my life. I have run every week for 8 years. That is a total miracle. Anything is possible!!!!!
What should I do to celebrate? Maybe post running pictures from every year??? Some of the early running outfits are pretty bad.
The good news is I ran into a couple of my original running buddies from the LA LEGGERS running club. The bad new is I made it 5 miles before calling it quits on the long run. After 8 years of running, you would think I would know better than to jump right in with heat training. I plan to run another 8 this evening at dusk when the sun is low and a bit cooler. In the meantime, I am headed to the spa for a massage and pedicure. Hopefully that will put me in the right state of mind. Happy Sunday!
Longer midweek run for the win despite major DOMs from TRX with the trainer last night. I think she made me do a million squats. This run started out too fast and I barely made it through the first mile. I pulled back and took it easy the rest of the way. I think I may actually make it through 15 on Saturday (fingers crossed). Tomorrow mini brick session before the celebration begins.
Coming back from illness is a reminder to be grateful for your health. This 4.75 (4.2 + .56 cool down) was tough. I have to push out a long run this weekend and based on the run this morning I am going to need to take it slow. Hopefully as the week progresses things will get easier.
8 weeks to the Santa Rosa Marathon! After weeks of illness, I am finally feeling better and ready to get back to running. I have some catch up to do but at least I ran the 40 miler in April and have a base.
Also good news, I got into the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half. I am looking forward to it!
So far my marathon training cycle has gone nowhere. Its time to find my long run mojo for 26.2 at the end of August. Right now I am recovering from a flu like illness. Good times!
Last week: 14 miles run over 3 runs, 3 x spin class, 2 x 1 hr strength training.
This week: get better and find some miles!