Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Day

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This morning was more of a walk than a run, with plenty of stops to take pictures. Dixie, my running companion, thought she was a sled dog today and my arms are sore from her constant pulling! It’s really bad when your own dog thinks you’re too slow, ha ha! She’s learning how to be “on the leash”. IMG_7280

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another brick in the wall…..

Tonight my body was not looking forward to running. Sometimes I have to trick myself; I'll think, "OK, I can do 2 miles since I'm don't feel like going to 3 or 4." And usually, after I go 2, I can go 2.25, then 2.50,and  then why not 3? This week it has become, "Why not go to 4?" So one foot lands in front of the other, another song starts to play on my I-pod, and ‘off we go’.

4 miles at a slow run, and .25 mile cool-down walk. Total time: about 50 minutes total.  5K time: 35 minutes and some change. I played around with a little faster pace, and although I walked more, I was able to finish the 5K faster than normal.

Right now it’s all about getting miles in. I can’t judge my performance on anything but that. I might not be the fastest runner, (Heck, I might not even be able to run fast!- yet) but I can put those miles down. One step at a time.