Tonight was a short run night. We set out to run five miles but owing to a slight miscalculation of the route we ended up only doing 4.4.
I have discovered that the mile between three and four is my Sweet Spot. Everything feels good – legs, lungs, even hills come easier in that stretch.
Tonight we finished our run at what will be the end of the half-marathon we’re doing in six weeks which finishes running up a hill. (Who does that to people?!) Two weeks ago when we ran our six mile route that consisted of the first and last three miles of the Half that hill kicked my butt! Of course it had help from the cold and the fact that I was running six miles for the first time in my life, but I mostly hold the hill responsible since I ended up walking halfway up it. Tonight I ran all the way to the top! That felt really great!
And yes, if you read my last post, I was repeating “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” all the way up. And I did!
I’ll be posting a product review/rant/vent tomorrow.
Guys – if there are, in fact guyS reading this – feel free to skip that post. I’m going to be
bitching about reviewing running/sports bras. You won’t be missing a thing!
AND as of today my blog is listed on Pace Per Mile’s Blog page!! I had seen a post on their Facebook about submitting fitness, endurance, running, triathlon or exercise blogs to be listed on their site and Tweeted to their 10,000 followers whenever said blog is updated. I dismissed it because, really, I’m not really an “endurance” runner and it isn’t like I either run or post every single day.
A little later one of my good friends – a Real Runner who’s run for years and is training for an upcoming Marathon – posted a link on my Facebook wall and suggested I submit my running blog to them. THIS running blog right here that you’re reading. I was surprised A) to find out she actually reads my blog (which really tickled me); and B) that she suggested the very thing I had already dismissed. Being a big believer in Signs From God/The Universe I decided to go for it. I submitted my link, remembered that I hadn’t written about Sunday’s run, did so, and about five minutes later got the Twitter notification that Pace Per Mile had mentioned me. I literally, physically jumped up out of my chair at work so I could call Tonia and tell her what had happened.
I am ridiculously excited about this!!