Making Strides

As promised, Tiffany and I met the Suncoast Striders, the local running group in our area.  The Suncoast Striders meet every Saturday morning at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park and its members are at all different running levels. 

 

Like I’ve always said, runners are the most real, supportive people you will ever meet and the Suncoast Striders were no exception.  They welcomed us into their group and encouraged us to stay for their social hour, where strong Brazilian coffee and homemade treats are a sweet compliment to the company found there.  We chatted and shared race stories with several members while making plans for future races.

 

As for our run, Tiffany and I kept an easy pace for our six mile run.  I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard over the past couple of weeks, so it felt good to take Saturday’s run easy.

Distance: 6.0

Time: 1:05

Pace: 10:50

 

After meeting with the Suncoast Striders, Tiffany and I will definitely switch our long Sunday runs to Saturdays.  I am looking forward to pacing myself with some faster runners and getting back into the groove of long runs again.  Next Saturday, Tiffany and I are going for 8 miles.

 

However, on Sunday morning, it felt odd not jumping out of bed for an early morning run.  To fill the void, I spent the time doing yoga with my BFF, Sharon Mann.  Yoga before church on Sundays seems like a natural segue, don’t you think?  It’s my own version Yahweh Yoga.  Namaste and peace be with you.

 

 

And if you’re wondering, I did in fact run 3 miles and swam ¼ (16 laps) on Friday.  My swim time was pitiful (~15 minutes) and my run time could have been better.

Distance: 3:16

Time: 29:33

Pace: 9:20

 

As for my commitment to the Juneathon, I have been working out every day since I posted about it last week.  This morning, Sharon kicked my ass and I did some boot camp kickboxing.  For the rest of the week, I plan to run 3 miles on Tuesday and 6 miles on Wednesday.  I would love to run/bike on Thursday and run/swim on Friday, but I’ve enrolled my oldest daughter in swim classes this week and I don’t know if I will have  enough time in the morning for tri training.  I’m going to have wing it with my work-outs this week, I guess!

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About Run DMT

I am a glamorous Domestic Diva raising three beautiful and brilliant children (ages 10, 7, 2). I have been married to my DH for 11 years. Before my blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. I also organize a mommy group on Meetup.com, where I have met the most outstanding women and some of my best friends. Four years ago, I discovered a passion for running. I am currently training for my third marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. I aspire to become a published children's author someday.

4 thoughts on “Making Strides

  1. Always glad to hear others talk about the joys of running. I used to do your kind of mileage, but am down to about 12-14 miles a week now that I’m in my mid fifties

  2. Still enjoying reading your blog.
    I come here when I need motivation. I had a crappy run today. 😦
    Restarting after being out of it for so long (like with anything) is hard! Gah.

  3. I have considered running with a group to push myself…but I have never been to good at “group” things. I would just really run by myself when in the group…

    It does sound like you are getting back intt eh groove of things again.

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