Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Figured I would try and get 6 or 7 miles in if I could. I have to be back to teach swimming lessons at the gym and I only have a small window of time to get a run in. I decided to go on one of my favorite routes but that means it would take me a ways from the gym and I was hoping I would have time to walk up nice hill. Well from the time I woke up Monday morning I was TIRED which is never a great sign for running but figured I would get out there and run. I was off mentally for some reason...figured because I was tired. I also think my legs where still a little tired from my long run...who knows. I struggled most of the way and also was running late which never helps things so I really had to push it in the end of my run and RUN FAST up NICE HILL!!! I felt like I was booking up NICE hill...felt strange but realized I should try and do that more often. Amazing what being late for something will make you do. I am a punctual person and hate being late...in fact I like to be a few minutes early to things so I can relax. I love getting to the pool early too so I can swim laps which feels so good after a run. Unfortunately that didn't happen and I had to hurry and get my suit on. Do you know how hard it is to put a swimsuit on when you are sweaty...IT'S HARD.

Felt tired and moody after my run which is not good when you have to teach swimming to 3 & 4 year olds. Hope I wasn't too mean yesterday! I just realized I really need to plan better because a rushed run is never good and I think that is one of the reasons I was a little moody.

2/22/10 Stat's:
Miles: 6.54
Pace: 10:18
Time: 1:07:19
Calories Burned: 852

871.41 - 6.54= 864.87  miles left to run in 2010

I think I am getting sick which is NO good when you are training for a marathon.  Hoping it will pass  I also I have been a little sore in my legs and foot and I'm praying that it's nothing. I am so scared of injury and getting sick because of what it will do to my running.  Praying I am fine and it's nothing major.  Not sure I will be able to run today...thinking if I'm not feeling good I should try and relax.  Why is it that when you can run you don't want to as much, but when YOU CAN'T RUN you REALLY WANT TO!

(Read below for another race report from Sunday)


Ewa said...

'Why is it that when you can run you don't want to as much, but when YOU CAN'T RUN you REALLY WANT TO!'

--- For me this is just a great excuse. That goes not only for running but other things in life. I often have great intentions but often find out that my will is weak.

Hope you are feeling better.

Morgan said...

Better to get sick now, in the beginning of the cycle than towards the end when you can't afford it. Take your vitamins, plenty of fluids and rest!!!

Thanks for the vote of confidence today! :)

Jo Lynn said...

NO! Don't get sick. Runners stay so healthy because WE RUN. Double up on that vitamin C. Remember, if it's from the neck up, you can run. Neck down, REST. ;)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Can you believe that tomorrow is 4 months to the race?? Time flies.. Good work fitting it all in Jilly

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Just saw on TallMom's that you are running seattle! very excited for the group we're going to have!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So jealous you are running Seattle!

Take care of yourself!!

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