Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lovely day (sneeze) for a LOVELY (cough) RUN (blow)!

The good news is my sore throat is gone; the bad news is I now have a cold…LOVELY. I feel good and just have to deal with a little coughing and a lot of blowing my nose. I got some medicine today to hopefully shorten the time of my cold…hope it helps.



It was a lovely day here yesterday and after a busy morning I got to go on an 8 mile run. I LOVED it and was so happy because I needed the confidence booster. I decided to go on a normal route plus a little add-on to get some more miles. I chose a route with hills because my half this weekend is HILLY and instead of fearing the hills I decided to be friends with them…I figured if I invite my FRIENDLY hills into my route…maybe they would be kind to me today? And yes…they were…whewww. I had run a few of these hills in January and have not visited them since. That was my first long run of the year and the 7 miles were hard and since then I have not wanted to share my running days with those hills. To get my miles in yesterday I had to reacquaint myself and we had a nice visit! It was a hilly 8.40 miles with a nice downhill at the end, but not nice on the knees! My run felt really good and I didn't look at my Garmin at all.  My pace felt good, but I was trying not to worry about it much and wanted to just enjoy the run.  I was so happy to see my pace for this distance less than 10 minutes!!! At the end of my run I called my mom (she is visiting) and her and the boys came out to cheer my on as I came in. So fun having a cheering section to begin and end my run. Max has been pleading with me to let him run with me and so we ran our block at the end of my run together. It brings me so much JOY to see him want to run with me…I LOVE it! 

3.17.10 Stats:

Miles: 8.40
Pace: 9:55
Time: 1:23:16
Calories: 1098
800.24– 8.40 = 791.84  miles left to run in 2010
8 miles and feeling good!
Beautiful!
Great view...can't really tell from the picture but you can kind of see the water...
Nonie and Cole
My boys!

Max and I running...TOGETHER!


14 comments:

Tricia said...

great pics!

Jen said...

Great pics... great run!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

sounds like my runs this week! so over being sick! Great job pushing through!

Ewa said...

Gorgeous day for a run! You have quite a runner there. Just wait, won't be long before he starts being faster than you are.
Brings back good memories when I used to outrun my son. Seems like yesterday.

Anne said...

Great job on the hills!

The picture of you and your son is beautiful.

Great pics overall :)

Alicia said...

Look at you all geared up and ready to run! Love the pics. Especially the one with your little guy. Really sweet.

Teamarcia said...

Beautiful day and a great run!

ajh said...

That last picture of you running with Max is so cute! I would blow it up and frame it! Nice pictures.

Julie said...

Hi Jill,
Good job on your run!! Those are great pictures that you posted:) You have some pretty darn cute boys:)

kilax said...

Your boys are so cute! Is Nonie your mom?! She looks so young! I wish I could have a cheering section for the end of each long run :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GREAT work! Cant wait to finally chat with you on Sunday..

Melissa said...

Great pics...love the one of the two of you running.

I'm with the other commenter...is Nonie your mom? if so, please do this....
write down her WHOLE beauty regimen and report back to me ASAP...she looks too young!

Kerrie T. said...

It was so nice to meet you for 10 seconds today! LOL! And was that Max with you?! I didn't even ask. I was so frazzled. Sorry. :( Looking forward to tomorrow!

Jo Lynn said...

It looks like you were quite pleased with that run - right on!

Love pics on blogs. Your boys are darling. ;)

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