My daughter Jessica and I have been running and training for a 5K. I've never been much of a runner and I have never been in a 5K. Jessica has, she's a pro and she is a very patient running partner. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Jessica meets me at the Ketchum YMCA at noon and we run for 30-40 minutes. It has been very delightful having her with me as she is a much better runner.
On Thanksgiving Day here in the Valley there will be a 5k called "The Turkey Trot." It's a yearly event for all ages. Jessica, Wendy (Our sweet sister in-law) Penny and I will brave the rough streets of Hailey to run in this event.
This has been a renaissance for me athletically. My knees have felt sooo much better living here in the dry air of Idaho. My achilles are back to 100% after an injury 3.5 years ago. I can't tell you how much better it feels to be active! Euphoric indeed!!!
10/15/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill)30 minutes
10/16/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
10/17/2009 Ran 2 miles (outside) 26 minutes
10/19/2009 Ran 2.5 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
10/21/2009 Ran 3.2 miles (treadmill) 38 minutes
10/23/2009 Ran 2.2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
10/26/2009 Ran 3.16 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
10/28/2009 Ran 3.2 miles (treadmill) 40 minutes
11/06/2009 Ran 2 miles (treadmill) 30 minutes
11/09/2009 Ran 3.1 miles (outside) 33.30 minutes
I've managed to be pretty consistent with my running. There was one week I couldn't run due to a toe injury. Don't believe me?? Go Here!
My running log is meager for most runners and I recognize I really don't run that far. In fact, in early October when I ran my first half of a mile on the treadmill there was cause for celebration. I hadn't ran a half mile in ages due to my injured achilles. I had to come home and announce that I HAD JUST RAN A HALF A MILE!!
Then when I hit 2 miles and there was another celebration. Finally another celebration when I knew I could actually run 5K. Today is a mini celebration because I beat my old 3.1 time by 5 minutes and I ran it outside.