Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tough Day

I have discovered a new favorite running time: evening. I've usually run after work, but today I ran in the dark. Now, I wasn't necessarily IN the dark as I was wearing my husband's caving headlamp. I kinda liked not knowing how far I had gone or how far I still needed to run I just knew I was running. I had to. Today was a tough day and I needed to clear my mind of all the toxins floating around. I didn't complete my 5K like I had planned b/c my calf was cramping and I had just read an article about a runner who pushed past the point of pain and is now in rehab. That's not a risk I'm willing to take right now ESPECIALLY with mere weeks until the half. Speaking of, I'm nervous as hell! My knee might explode, but I'm GOING TO CROSS THAT FINISH LINE!!! Until Saturday! Oh!!! Did I mention that I'm running my first "official" 5K on Saturday? I'm SUPER pumped!


Sunday, October 10, 2010


I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired! Here's an update:
1. I got to mile 9 then my left knee almost broke in half (not really, but it hurt like hell).
2. I STILL have this upper respiratory virus that will NOT go away!
3. I run my first 5K this coming weekend and I cannot WAIT!!!
4. I have a team of teachers running with me (I think).
5. My half marathon is coming up and I'm deathly afraid I won't finish, but I've told my husband that I am going to finish that race even if I have to WALK all 13.1 miles.
So many wonderful people have donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and while the money is going to a good cause, I feel extremely obligated to run/walk. I hope I don't die. I'd love a medal to say I finished, but to be honest, I'd just like to finish. :-)