Date: 7/16/2009 6:00 AM
Type: Easy
Course: To Sophia’s House
Distance: 5.23 miles
Duration: 1:01:02
Pace: 11:41 / mile
Shoe: Mizuno Alchemy Lime
Weight: 181 lb
Statistics: Calories: 716
VO2 Max: 25.4

Today, Kim had strep throat, so I had to go out by myself.  I started at 6…took forever to get going…At Mile 2, I stopped, but then I just started pounding the pavement.  Mile 4 was over the Fulton Overpass, and it’s a LONG decline, so I didn’t want to stop there.  I just kept running.

I kept running right to Sophia’s door. We had Week 4, Day 2 of Couch to 5K to complete today.  She came outside, and we started our walk.  Today she had to run 3-5-3-5 with breaks in between.  She was barely moving, and I had to run around behind her to get her going.  On the first 5 minute run, she started crying.  Her arches hurt, her incision from surgery hurt.  I just kept saying…keep running.  She had a tough 3…then on the last 5, I knew she wouldn’t do it.  I held her hand, and we ran 3 minutes of it together.  She stopped crying. 

I was excited for her.  Fist bumps, hugging.  She has now puked AND cried…which in my mind, makes her a runner.  I tricked her, and didn’t loop, so I made her walk ALL the way home.  She texted me when she got in.

The boys and I had breakfast in the spa, they swam, I read my magazine, we watered the plants and played with the dogs.  At this writing, I’m waiting to secure a bib for the Wine Country Half Marathon this morning.  I talked with CharlieBob about the training if I do it this weekend.  I asked him about my walk breaks, and his response was that I need to do them, and BRISKLY walk through, so I can finish strong.  At the end of our conversation, he says “You’re going to shatter that PR this weekend”…I hope I can go!!  I will be looking around for a Half anyway, because I’m in race mindset.

Life is good.

PS-Princess is home, and fine!!  Thanks for the support!

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One thought on “Getting it Done…

  1. Great support.
    I am vry impressed with you and your positive attitude about everything. Keep it up.

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