Birthday today. 20 years ago, I would have never imagined running marathons and training for these races this fall. People often look at me when they hear I signed up for the Oil Creek 100 and they say, “That’s just crazy,” and I have to agree with them. It is crazy…but I’m doing it. I have to now since I signed up, paid my money, and told everyone I would…it’s the challenge to see how far I can go physically and mentally…the adrenaline rush…but more importantly, it’s to raise money to help fight cancer.
It forces me to look inside myself. At times, I wonder what I’m made of…I keep hitting milestones: ran my fastest 1/4 in 1:22 today, Thursday actually, and that was after a set of 800’s, ran my longest day ever at 32 miles, ran my longest week last week at 72 miles. I feel great inside and out. I feel so good it makes me wonder what I’m missing…hmmm…
Thursday July 9, 2009
Ran 7×800’s at 3:10 pace with 90 sec rest. Felt pretty good even with the 80 degree temp. David ran at 3:00 pace and Don joined us to run at 4:00 pace. Everyone is running well.
Tuesday July 7, 2009
Ran 19 today, broke it up by running 9 with Rachel, 5 with David who actually showed up late so I was done when he was getting started, lol, and ran 5 with Don. It was a perfect day for running. Warm but with a cool breeze and lots of sun. I just kept wanting to get out there and run more!