Saturday, November 3, 2007

More is not always better!

First, let me says thanks to those who commented last week (Barb & Jim) - And to those who commented either via email or in person. I thrive on the encouragement! Seriously.

Yes, I did eat a banana last night prior to going to bed. Good times. I also woke up 3 times because I was anxious (just guessing). When I got to the GTS meeting point, I was greeted with a hug (Thanks Barb!). My mentor, Page, offered to run with me this week (with me setting the pace) - it was a good run (yay!) ... and over before I knew it.

The weather was a bit cool (mid 50's), but good for running. We finished in about 1 hour and 10 minutes (a bit under my "normal" 14 minute pace) and we only did 8 miles. It's a bit hard to wrap myself around the fact that I can say "I ONLY ran EIGHT MILES". But I did and I can.

I've also decided that I'm going to run the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day (The mileage fits in nicely with our training schedule and I really want to get a sense of how the larger races feel.) More on this in the next few weeks. But for now, I will be somewhere around a starting line around 7AM on Thanksgiving morning ... but I'm guessing I will be very Thankful by the end of the day.

So the 8 miles today was "easy" - no cramps, no breathing issues, no weather issues - just running. And, when I arrived home, my mom and Mack had come over to make breakfast for everyone ... eggs, sausage, bacon, country ham, cheese grits, toast, and English muffins ... much better than the day old bagels I usually eat. Thanks Mom!!!!!

Thanks again to everyone who has offered encouragement along the way. It is indeed the best type of fuel to keep me moving forward!

1 comment:

muu said...

top notch! keep up the good work!