Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A quick look back....

It was a heatwave yesterday. Like, 52 degrees.
I had some mile repeats to tackle so I dressed accordingly. And AWESOMELY!!!!

Starting to think about the upcoming races. The Derry 16 miler is in less than 2 weeks. I expect that will be my "long" run for the week and I really enjoy a long run that maxes out at 16, not gonna lie.
Just the thought of 16 being an easy long got me to thinking.
1 year ago I had NEVER EVER run farther than 13.1. And I was mostly fine with that. Marathons were not legitimately on my crazy person radar yet.
And THEN I started thinking that two years ago I had NEVER EVER run farther than 6.2 miles. And I was A-OK with that too! (that might be a fib, as I was more or less in half marathon training.)
But really, the point of this rambling is that 3 years ago I did not run. At all. Not a single step ever.
I feel like I have made progress. (towards insanity, gahd...)
It is so strange that I went from being a nice normal lady to someone who sees no problems with running 40 plus miles a week, every week like it is no big deal. And who also sees no issue with the fact that every Friday afternoon/evening of my life is taken up by long runs of doom. Honestly, if anyone had told me 3 years ago that I'd be doing THIS I would have laughed them right out of the room. Oh well. I'm awesome :-) (and seriously, if I can do it so can 99% of you out there!) (well. not if you want to have any semblance of a "normal" life but who wants that?)


  1. 15-16 is my perfect distance for a long run. Once it gets beyond that, it gets crazy, so a 16 mile race would be perfect in my books! I am jealous of your heat wave. Keep up the good work!

  2. The only thing I would change about your outfit is that I would have gone with the x-mass sock are sleeves... ;-)

  3. Hasn't it been awesome out there? Though it does make it hard to pack my bag for a lunch time run. Never know how warm it's going to be lately.

    I'm jealous of your Derry! I've run it a few times, but this year, just don't feel ready for it. I'm heading to Half at the Hamptons in February, so hopefully I can remember a little speed by then. The whole ultra experience sort of left speed in the dust. Good thing for muscle memory :)

    Have fun at Derry!!!

  4. I hate you. Just kidding. I am jealous though. Freezing.my.fingers.off while you're running in shorts. NOT FAIR!

  5. So jealous you got out for a run in that weather!!!! I was stuck in meetings. Had to run on the treadmill last night. Oh well!!!

  6. "went from being a nice normal lady..." yep, that is it exactly. We're not normal anymore! My hubby always likes to interject that somethings wrong with my head when I mention running marathons. Nice.

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