Still Running

This morning I ran my first race since Thanksgiving. Sad to say, I haven’t kept up my (self-)promise to run at least one race every month of the year, as I didn’t do any last month. What’s worse, I really didn’t run much at all last month.

Well, Angela and I have at least started the new year off right by trying to run 3-4 days a week. This morning, I ran the 22nd Annual Frostbite 15k. I’ve been wanting to run this race ever since moving to Richmond, but never had the guts to go out and run 9+ miles in the cold. Well, after learning a great deal about running over the past year, I knew I had it in me this time. I certainly could have been better prepare; I haven’t run more than a 10k since the marathon, which was 2½ months ago! However, it still went about as good as I could have hoped for. I was shooting for 80 minutes and ran it in 1:21:33. Not the fastest I’ve ever ran, but I felt okay upon finishing and Angela still let me back in the house upon my return.

Now, I’m going to go enjoy some well earned breakfast and be lazy until noon.