To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Monday, May 13, 2013

Running Is Happening!!

The other night, um, Wednesday? Thursday? Doesn't matter.... I went for the loveliest evening run through the neighboring 'hood. It felt great to be able to run 3 miles and not die or melt. It was a real confidence booster! I did have a couple of walk breaks since I insisted in hitting a pretty big, long hill. And I am still slightly congested at times which really feels glaring when trying to run. But I'm not letting that become an issue. I just kept right at it and my legs are actually doing quite well!!

Saturday I went for "an easy three" in the morning. I didn't expect it to be a thousand degrees already, but still I went at it doing my best, until.... At 1.62 miles I was down. On the ground. The world was spinning. I was shaking. Full blown Meniere's attack when I was at my farthest point from home. I debated having MF come pick me up, but instead I let the spinning pass and did my best to get home, only missing half of my last mile. 

But I was not going to feel defeated! Last night MF set out for a walk while I went for a run. It was great!! I did a 5k before reuniting with him in the park for our walk home. The only hiccup in this run? I had to be courteous at the duck pond and grant the right of way to an adorable little family!


And here I am, less than a week from my next race. Physically I am not trained, but mentally I know I've done this before and no matter what I will have fun and do my best on that day!


9 comments:

  1. Sunday will be all about FUN! And Saturday Expo! We need to make plans about that, it's in a new location and we need to be there when it OPENS of course!!

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  2. Geese are the WORST.

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  3. Dumbo. That is all. ;)

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    1. DUMBO!!!!!!!
      Screw you, Dopey - we have Dumbo, dammit!

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  4. Sorry that happened. I feel you- getting back into it sucks! Hope your race goes ok!

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    1. Next time I take s running break or even talking about it remind me if this hard part!

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  5. Oh man - geese scare me, although the babies are cute!!

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    1. They seem so sweet ... from afar. Then they get all possessive and cranky!

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