I never broke up with running, but we were on a break you could say…after the marathon I didn’t hate running, not even when my toenails fell off (yes plural) and my feet were blistered! I still liked running and even missed it while I was taking a week off to “recover.” So it is no surprise to me that I am over my break and back in my state of newlywed bliss with running. I contribute part of the problem to one of my blog stalking victims SkinnyRunner this girl is a machine! Now granted girl has a fabulous gig where she works 3 months out of the year on a fishing boat then the other 9 months of the year she gets to be a stay at home housewife with no other real responsibilities than to be a running junkie! JEALOUS yes!
Then on Tuesday a group from work went running during lunch. I normally won't go with the lunch running group because I am not as fast, but yesterday was a rare day where i decided to go.. I am very glad i went! They are much faster than me, but rather than crushing my fragile spirit it really helped me to pick up the pace. We also had 2 HUGE hills which is always a big plus when wanting to get faster! So anyway the first 3 miles ticked off pretty quick, once I crossed the 3 mile mark and they just kept saying stay with us, or just get to the next mailbox, just get to the next street sign. Well it worked! I ran the fastest i have ever ran! 5 miles in 44 minutes that is 8:48 per mile. That may not seem fast to yall but that is super fast to me. If i could keep that pace up for a 1/2 i could do it in about 1:55. That's one of my goals for 2010 is to run a 1/2 in under 2 hours.
Right now i am training for the bentonville half marathon. Then i am supposed to be running the OKC 1/2 with my friend megs... but i am not sure how hard core she is yet..hopefully she will catch the bug!
garmin forerunner lying around and would like to give it to an obsessed runner.. give me a call! I am very anal about my training which drives my husband crazy, but the good thing is once i am in, i am in with full force..Maybe someone can appreciate that. I just feel like I have a plan and i am going to stick to it, why deviate?This is why I want a garmin! It allows you to run anywhere at anytime going any distance without having to worry about how far or how fast you have gone!