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!
800.24– 8.40 = 791.84 miles left to run in 2010
8 miles and feeling good!
Great view...can't really tell from the picture but you can kind of see the water...
Nonie and Cole
Max and I running...TOGETHER!