Sunday, September 27, 2009

12 Plus Concrete

Equals a little over 6 miles. My plan was 12 miles but I thought I would venture from the neighborhood for a little less hill and different scenery. I didn't take into account having to run on concrete and at about mile 5 my left shin really started to hurt. So I called it a 6 mile run and a lesson learned.

  • Stay in the neighborhood
  • I have trouble pacing my walk/run ratio if it's not caused by a hill
  • Stay off concrete

  • Right now I am resisting the urge to panic. It's about 3 weeks till the Nike Half and I was hoping for a somewhat easy 12 miles. It just run, tomorrow could be a how different game right?

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    New Shoes

    These are my new shoes. We're having a little problem with rain here in the Atlanta area so I haven't tested them outside yet. I did test them on 4 mile treadmill run and they passed. Thank goodness, last thing I need is shoe issue so close to a half that I may only be semi ready for.

    I am having some pain issues with the bottom of my foot which I think has less to do with the shoe and more to do with standing at a career fair in flats for 6 hrs last week.

    I thought the shoes were kind of cool but if you see them attached to my pasty white leg they're anything but cool.

    Sunday, September 20, 2009

    Rain, Rain Go Away

    Non-stop, thunder included.

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    One Month

    One month till the Nike Women's Half Marathon. I am hoping to get in 12 miles this weekend, if I can find a block of rain-free time.

    It's also probably time to replace my running shoes soon. Any helpful tips or hints for anyone who's run this race....

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Penny for your Thoughts

    I finally made the time committement and did an 11 mile neighborhood run Monday. I'd like to take credit but the credit really goes to Penny who was in head through out my run. Thanks Penny!

    Friday, September 4, 2009

    Fear of Commitment

    Why I'll never really be a long distance runner - time commitment. It's not that I am too busy, although I am busy. It's the anxiety of knowing that I will need to spend the next hour or two running rather than cleaning, doing laundry, getting to work, sitting on my butt watching tv, or just being accessible to the world at large who may need something at any given minute. An hour, that's all I have to give. That's my time threshold. I'd love to change it and I hope to chip away at it because everyone should be able to dedicate time for themselves to do the thing they love.

    With the Women's Nike Half quickly approaching next month I am not feeling so great about this time issue I am having. I hope to do better with this weekend's long run, because the last two weekends there were no long runs. Wish me luck...