well, it's a wrap on week 11...and while it seems like it's so far away, seeing this in my inbox is proof that it's right around the corner:)
Since I recapped most of my week on Thursday, I'll save all the boring stats and just give a little race report about the 2 races I ran this weekend. My co-worker Taryn, Nicole and I all ran a local 5K (after we finished the 5 mile run before!) This was Taryn's first 5K and she threw down like a champ. Nicole and I had full intentions of running 4-5 miles before the race started to get our long run in (supposed to run 16) but oversleeping and cranky kids got me there with only 25 minutes to spare. We ended up running a 1.5 mile warm up and then ran right to the start line! This course was a hilly, hilly bastard. I'm not sure how it is possible to run up 10 hills and only down 2, but that's certainly how it felt. Honestly, I felt pretty good, especially with the hills because I'm pretty sure a month ago I would have walked. Anyways, I finished the 5 mile run in 45:37. We had a 10 minute break to take some pictures with our new running friends and we were off again. The 5K was fun because we all ran together...but it was the SAME hilly CouRse! SIGH! We finished in 35:03 and it was a hilarious run! Nicole and I ran the whole way doing cheers for Taryn (do you know how hard it is to make a R with your body while you're running???)
Total for the day: 10 miles in 1 hour 40 min flat.
While I am super excited for Taryn, I feel like my running journey has nearly come full circle in the past 8 months. I was listening to her feet slam on the pavement and her super heavy breathing and I was feeling great and light next to her and it kind of hit me. That was me in April. And now...I can go out and run 10 and have fun and talk and laugh while I'm doing it. And it doesn't even phase me. It's been so amazing to see how my body can change and adapt when you push into the limits that have been previously set. I've really come a long way and I am so excited for the next 5 weeks of running to see just how much I can really push.
This coming week I have some longer runs on my schedule again, but I'm not sure about getting midweek long run in (9 on Wednesday) because my work has decided to have a meeting:/ 18 on Saturday is on the agenda for sure, and it will be my first time trying to get that long of a run in by myself because Nicole is going to do her long run on Friday:( I will miss the company...anyone in the area that would like to join me for any part of it, let me know!!
On monkey business...the kids have completed their first week of school! I can't believe that Maddie is already in kindergarten. It seems so crazy...she was cracking me up when she came home Wednesday exclaiming that she was so busy learning in school that she didn't have time to play or eat! No wonder she was passed out by 8!! Yea for school!
Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!! GYRO!