Sunday, May 23, 2010

First Run Back

And there you have first run after last week's DNF.

Headed out this morning for my first run in a week. My legs felt like brick weights but it felt great to get out there again and confirm that I am in fact still a runner! I may have been painfully slow, but what matters is I did it! 3.13 miles in 32:12 and I am thrilled with every last second of that time! Of course that 1.2 miles is going to haunt me until I conquer it. Sure enough, the first time I looked down at my watch today...1.2 miles exactly...seriously, I couldn't even make that up!!
My husband won a cruise through work so we will be heading out tomorrow morning. The kids will be in the very capable hands of grandma. I'm looking forward to running on the cruise ship. I figure I will try and get up early before it's too hot to even consider running.
This afternoon I signed myself and my daughter up for a local 5K next Saturday. My plan is to run the race for fun with my daughter and some of her friends. Of course, I am assuming that they will be running ten minute miles or slower and that there will be some walking involved. Then again, they may just school just never know with kids! Either way, I am going to thoroughly enjoy all 3.1 miles with a great group of kiddos!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. Have fun on your cruise! And... of course you are still a runner. Don't let a little DNF make you think otherwise. Everyone has a bad day once in awhile.

  2. A cruise would be awesome! Have a great time and way to go on your run :)

  3. I'm so sorry about your DNF at Cleveland. How scary! I like your idea of running a half in every state. How fun! Although I'll probably run more marathons, I think the half is my favorite. I see you have a FR 60. Do you have problems with mileage accuracy? I've tried calibrating mine a few times and it's never been very accurate. Hang in there....this too shall pass!

  4. Thanks ladies. Yes Nicole, I do have problems with my FR 60. I too have tried calibrating it and it is usually off. For example, when I ran the Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon my watch showed I had run 12.86 miles but we all know I actually ran 13.1. I figure it is okay since mine seems to come in short so I figure I run a little further to get to the mileage I want. Does that make sense?