Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I had maybe the best run of the last few weeks today. I actually felt a smidge like a runner.

We have started running every Wednesday and Saturday. ("We" would be myself and the Mrs. K-Nun)
She helped me so much and supported me in the half marathon training and she totally rocked her goal to finish in under 2 hours! She has no desire to run another race, but she is more than willing to continue our weekly runs at the happy place. HOWEVER! We changed it up and have found a mini-happy place a little closer to home that now hosts Wednesday runs. It's a 1.4 mile loop around a pretty lake. 2 hills unfortunately but I guess it's a good thing to challenge us.

So this loop... I have yet to run a full loop. Until today that is.

I ran the first mile (including the 2 hills) followed by walking the last .4

I was ready for the 2nd loop and told myself I would run until K-Nun caught up to me. Ran the 2 hills... no K-Nun. I didn't see her till around the .8 mark. She got a little closer at the mile... and caught up with me shortly after. But I looked at her and said I was going to the end! I was so close! I even managed to pick it up for the last .1 and finished strong.

Total distance: 2.8 miles. Total ran: 2.4 miles

I was definitely out of breath in the end but the awesome feeling finally found me today.

And oh what a feeling.

Post run was "fend for yourself" for dinner.

Rather than running to grab fast food, which is what I really wanted to do... and rather than eating an entire package of noodles by myself, I had a serving of noodles, cooked some chicken on the stove, and made a dinner salad! (Romaine, Tomatoes, Feta, Cucumbers, Pickles- a la Skinny Runner, and Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing) I couldn't even finish the salad. It was a little too big.

All in all it was a good day tater.

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! Good for you.

    I have actually started to run. I'm doing Race for the Cure here in less than a month and I'm determined to run the whole thing!! Oh dear...


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