Five half-marathons, four 5k races, three sprint triathlons, two 10k races, and one full marathon. All in one year, and all in memory of someone who never knew she was strong.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Zzzzzzzzz. I'm Beat!
So tired tonight after doing our long run this morning, but here is a quick weekend update before I get back to some more regular posting this week. We did 13.1 miles in 2:55 this morning. Mike picked the route, and we ended up hitting almost every big park in the downtown area. It was so cool to run to places would normally only get to in our car or on bikes. It would have been more miles, except for that my same-old-tired-of-hearing/talking-about-it injury kicked in hard at mile 11. We walked the last two miles; Mike insisted, being the voice of reason and not wanting me to make it worse before next week's Rock Canyon Half Marathon in Pueblo. That Mike is a smart guy. I go for my first accupunture appointment tomorrow and really, really, really hope it helps. Did I say really? Really.
In total, we ran over 19 miles between Thursday and this morning. I am impressed with that! I do feel nervous about the longer training runs that are around the corner.While I feel like I get better every week, I am still struggling with pain and fatigue (ankles, knees, feet) during longer distances and worry about the next long runs, which include 15, 17, 20, and of course, 26.2 miles. On an up note, the four miles of the Turkey Trot were some of the best I've ever run. So, while you might find me worrying a bit, you won't find me complaining. I am a runner now, and that makes me happy. A tired, happy runner.
I hope everyone had a great holiday! We ran and then cooked and ate with some awesome friends. Can't wait for what's next!! Ok. Off to check out everybody's turkey weekend updates and then headed to sleep.