It has been a crazy week for me. I have been working nights and we are moving from an apartment to a house. I had signed up for a 10K this weekend and was supposed to run it with a friend. I hadnt run last much last week and I got an email asking if we were still on for the weekend. Grrrr....guess I need to put in a longer run this week. So I put in 4 miles and figured I at least wouldnt die IF I ran on Saturday. I was just so tired I really didnt want to go, PLUS I have never run with anyone before. My friend is a regular runner and started running 1/2's last year. She runs a 10min pace and in the heat I am a solid 13min. ( I have moments of blazing speed in the 11's but only in a 5K) So I was really stressed about her having to run so slow. She call me last night at asked if I wanted to PR or just finish and have fun. I opted for #2 because of the heat. It was 83 at the start of the race. I was up late unpacking and was going to have to get up at 530 to get ready and drive the hour to the race so I was really wanting to bail BIG TIME. I woke up and was just sure I had a headache. LOL, well it felt like I might get one. :-) I checked my phone and sure enough she sent me a text about 15 minutes before I got up telling me how ready she was to run with me. Crap, looks like I had to go. I got there and it was already so hot and sunny, but I was ready.
AND..............I had an absolutely wonderful time. We talked the entire time, and I am fairly sure we solved most of the world's pressing problems. She kept me rolling but walked with me when my HR got above my comfort zone. We ran through this beautiful neighborhood with rolling hills ( I really do NOT like hills) and saw 3 beautiful deer right in the middle of the race. I learned it was OK to walk the hills if I needed. Best of all, I was 3 minutes faster than my last 10K which was much, much flatter and 60 degrees at the start. I am so very glad that I went, but I wound not have made it with out the nudges from Renae. So, you never know when your ask someone, "Did you run today?" You really may be giving them the nudge they need to get out there and do it.
And by the way, did I mention I ran 6.2 miles today and smiled the entire way????????
Hope you weekend is a good one, and btw, did you run/bike/swim/exercise today???
Lots of 5K's, 10K's., 4 1/2 Marathons, 1 Sprint Triathlon First IRONMAN 70.3 September 2013 and First Full Marathon Dec 2013 !!!!!
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