Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seven slopey Miles

Today was a surprise day off! Gotta love those. Sad part of it is that I do not get paid....which means I don't get to buy more cool stuff, but oh well! CB had school, so I had a little bit of "me"time which involved some cleaning (BOO!), cooking (YUM!) and a little run. It has been awhile since I have run Kelly Road (the giant mountainous road I live on) so I tackled it today. On the marathon schedule was 70 minutes, my goal was 7 miles. Well it took me 80 minutes to do the 7 miles. It was also the longest run I have had in a few weeks since I have hurt my butt.

After the Bridge to Brews, E had noticed that my downhill stride is more of a shuffle. So he told me to open up, relax and kind of let go. So being that I was running on a lot of hills today I did. WOW! What a difference! I went from looking like a little old lady shuffling down a hill to kicking butt and maintaining a good pace, and even gaining. I really love running hills. (I know....maybe my head should be checked!) In fact, my but actually feels better when I am running up and down hills than on a flat surface.  But I am pretty sure that since the last time I ran this route I took off about 10 minutes from my time.

Saturday is going to be tough....12 miles. But I am going to do it, and I am going to rock it. Hope everyone has a happy Friday!



Good luck with the 12 miler!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

Good luck with the 12 miles, Micks:) I did my furthest today...about 2 miles:P I'll try not to knock myself...