Up and Running Again

With my sister’s binge drinking wedding followed by another beer fest St. Patrick’s Day, my running routine really took a dive this week.  Then, my allergies got the best of me and I didn’t feel like moving.  On Thursday, I finally back into running again with over a week of rest.

 

I ran an easy 4 miles, but I was really impressed with my time: 37:13.  I guess the rest did me some good!  But then, I slacked off again on Friday.  I prefer to blame it on the All Pro Dad’s Breakfast at my daughter’s school.  This morning (Saturday), I ran 6 miles: 57:10.

 

One week left until the Rally to Remember.  Lori, Jackie and I are meeting at the park to train on the trail.  I actually broke down and bought a water belt since there are no water stations on the trail.  I am aiming to make the half-marathon in less than two hours.  I would love to beat last year’s stats and place for my division.  I think Becelisa will be there and Lord knows that girl is fast!  Since my training has taken such a hit this past week, I’ve got my work cut out for me.  Wish me luck!

 

Another note, my good friend Julie and I are forming a relay team for an International triathlon in our area.  We’ve joined forces with Allan (my neighbor, not my DH), who is an awesome swimmer.  Julie will bike and I will run.  The three of us will be training this summer to prepare for the International Relay at Longleaf.  I am so excited about our team and just thankful I don’t have to swim in that God awful lake again this year!

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5 thoughts on “Up and Running Again

  1. i’m pretty sure i’ll be there for rally to remember. haven’t registered yet but i want to get in one more half before it gets too hot. if i do it, we definitely have to meet up again this time!

  2. Sometimes a few days of rest are just what we need. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself after slacking all last week in your beautiful state (while I ate myself silly on seafood!)

  3. nice job on the runs and hope you enjoyed a few days off. i’m trying to myself here… but it’s hard to not feel guilty. a relay tri sounds awesome! i am such a wuss about the swim portion, but a relay i think i could do.

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