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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Long Run – sort of

Things are going well with my running and I’m happy to say I feel better each time I head out.  I’ve been fortunate to have decent weather and a handful of days off (due to holiday and ending old job/starting new job) which has helped with the whole “fitting it all in” challenge we all have.  I’ve been running every other day, to ensure I don’t overdo, and today was the second day of back-to-back weekend runs. 
I set out for 6 miles – 3 out; 3 back – my longest run in over 3 weeks.  About ½ mile into it, I heard some footsteps behind me.  It was Martyn and Andy!   We wished each other Happy New Year, they asked about Scott (my poor husband is nursing a foot injury), we ran together for maybe ¾ mile, and then split off to run our respective routes.  I was thrilled to be able to keep up with them (or maybe they let me keep up – either way, win!) and even more thrilled to finish my run feeling strong while rocking an 8:43 average pace.  It’s funny how humble you become when you’re able to run after injury or other break in training.
Double digit long runs - coming soon to a theater near you...


  1. Yay! That's wonderful news! You are amazing to be running that fast during recovery. Great things are ahead.

  2. Yay! Great run - looking forward to those "long" runs myself! :)

  3. Thank you both! I'm definitely feeling good about 2012 on Day #2 :)

  4. I am so happy for you! Have a great year!

  5. oh Happy 2012! Yes, great things ahead this year.