Sunday, October 14, 2007

What's up with all the divorced runners?

Ever notice how many divorced people are in these running groups? A couple more joined our group this week .... Hey, at least there not out there drinking themselves to death .... I know I'd rather be runnin'.

It's been awhile. I know. As always, I have been extremely busy. Busy. Productive. Happy. I like all three but perhaps the latter is the best. I've been running quite a bit just not long miles. I have mapped out two 5K courses near my house and I run those in the afternoon before going to my second job. I don't have time for much else. This way, I am getting my run in and doing a bit of pacing/interval training as well. I do my long runs on the weekends with the running group and while not receiving the best training ever, I have made quite a few friends and for that I am always grateful. I have learned a lot from them and not necessarily running stuff. It's funny how people come into ones life at the oddest of times....

I went and ran the Cowtown 5K last weekend and am very proud of the fact that I ran it in 26:40:01. That's an 8:36 pace and I am thrilled with my progress. I have been having trouble breaking the 10 min/mile and I may be able to run CIM at a 9:40 pace.

This weekend I ran 7 miles on Saturday just for fun and then went and ran 15.5 today. I feel awesome! The closer it gets to CIM, the more excited I get. The gang is all going to be there and I haven't seen them in awhile so it will be great catching up. I'm being careful not to get injured and am watching what I put in my mouth. With the amount of running that I do I find that I don't have to worry about what I eat as much as when I don't run, but I do find that what I eat definitely affects how I run so I'm watchin'. I'm also getting more sleep which has been a huge benefit.

I'm feeling energized. I ran 22 miles this weekend and both my feet and my legs feel great. A friend and I are going to take our bikes out this week and do some crosstraining. Next weekend we're doing hill training and life is looking pretty good right now. I am also now the proud owner of a Garmin 305 and as soon as I charge it I will be putting it to good use.

Tahoe already had some snow fall and unless it warms up and melts all away we may have a pretty good snowboarding season too. Can't wait to get back on my snowboard ...

Stay tuned ....

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