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I had to resist the urge to add ‘Mother__cker!’ in the title of this post. But please know that in my head, I totally said it.
This was me when I saw that.
Okay, reality. THIS was me when I saw it.
I teared up. Literally.
Since I started running back in January, being able to run a sub 15:00 mile has been my goal. I had to look back at DailyMile to check, but my first day of C25K, on 1/29/12 was a lot different.
And that wasn’t my highest pace. It has been as high as 19:00 over the past five months. And the next time I run, it probably won’t be under 15:00. It might be, but if it isn’t, it won’t matter. Because I did it.
I set a goal and I achieved it. THAT FEELS AMAZING.
What next? I have no idea. I’ve got three 5Ks over the next six weeks, each of which I’m looking forward to for a different reason, including THIS.
I’m so FLIPPING excited about this day. It looks like a blast, and I get to have some of my favorite girls with me: Jen, my bffl, Lisa, my favorite blonde, Sara, my running partner and Katie, my kick ass Zumba instructor and inspiration. It’s going to be an amazing day.
And even though she won’t be running next to me, my Meri will be there too, because she is the person who inspired me to start all of this crazy, so she’s always kind of with me. Which rocks, because she rocks.
After that, I’ll be training for the Diva Dash, and then getting ready to potentially do a triathalon next year.
Who am I??
That’s how it feels these days. I mean, I’m the same person, but I feel so very, very different. In the best possible way. And sometimes, it’s hard to remember how I felt six months ago.
But I think that’s just life, right?
P.S. Since I promised foodie deliciousness, this is my lunch for today.
Quinoa salad with rainbow carrots, roasted fennel, lemon and dill. YUM.
That is fucking awesome.
This never stops inspiring me. I keep it around my neck in case I forget.
This is how I feel today. Nothing about today’s run was easier. It was hotter, sunnier, I was tired, etc. It was NOT easier. But I was stronger, so it felt easier.
Basically, it’s all upstairs. As usual :)
Currently trying to justify the $100 Nike Free 3.0s in Tiffany Blue even though I have three pairs of running shoes already. Sigh.
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something to aspire to, long term, from a running/fitness perspective. Initially, I said maybe a half marathon in 2013, but I just don’t know if all running is what I want to focus on.
Today, I found it. And I swear, I never, EVER, thought this word would pass my lips.
Specifically, the SheRox Triathalon. Not this year, but 2013? This is going to be my bitch.
Assuming the schedule is like 2012, there is one for Mass (convenient), one for California (San Diego, specifically) which would mean getting to see people I love, orrrrrrrr…
(That’s the one I really want).
The distances vary, but basically a half mile swim, 10-12 mile bike ride, and a 5k.
This is my new goal. And I think you guys should come with me.
This is what I told myself today. It wasn’t my slowest run, but it certainly wasn’t my fastest. It was hot and super sunny, which was a factor. But, you know what? Two miles at 17:23 per is nothing to feel bad about. And I don’t.
Today, I ran. That’s enough.
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