Saturday, March 5, 2011

I need RUNNING!


I saw this for the first time on my way to my longest run of my marathon training...I love it!  I focused on it for the last 8 miles of that 25 miles...
 So I had a moment...maybe it was longer than a moment!  I had a GREAT RUN!  I'm catching up on posts since it's been a while so I have to catch you up!  I ran with my friend Erin again a few weeks ago.  I had really wanted to have a run by myself since I hadn't run much, but I didn't want to tell her no and I'm so glad I didn't.  I had wanted to go around 5-7 miles and so I was happy when she said she wanted to go a little further than our usual 5k...perfect!  We decided to do 5 miles and I picked a great route, that I had never run before...but knew it would be great.  The day was clear but COLD which is great running weather!  We had a great time catching up.  At about mile 2.5 we plugged into the ipods which was a great thing for me since I hadn't ran with my music for a while.  This was a GREAT Run...I was feeling awesome and was thrilled to be running with Erin on her first ever 5 miler.  I told her when we passed 3.1 miles and she was so excited because she had never ran further than that!  I could tell she was getting tired and I kept encouraging her and cheering her on...I WAS extremely proud of her!  We ran the BIG hill and had to do a couple loops to make it to 5 miles.  We finished and we were both thrilled about what we had just done.  What was really exciting is that the last few times when we have run we are usually over 11 minute miles and for this, her furthest run we ran it with a pace of 10:37... How impressive!  So EXCITING!

On a personal note...that was an AMAZING run for me.  It felt great the entire time and really could have kept going...I realized I was MADE to RUN, I NEED to RUN...I can't ever give it up even though there are times that I don't want to do it, but then I have runs like that and I can't believe what it does for me.  I actually got kind of emotional about it...it was really weird but I started crying because of how good I felt!  Sometimes runs can do that when you least expect it.  I so needed this run!  Amazing how you can never know how a run will go...but it could be the BEST run yet!  You never know!

3 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

I NEED to run too. Glad you are back lady!

Ryan said...

so good to remember when YOU don't want to lace up those shoes! Running is GOOD!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Awesome! And I got kinda teary reading your post about it!! =) Erin is one lucky duck to have you for a running partner!

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