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.

2 thoughts on “Still Running”

  1. Con­grat­u­la­tions. I’m still try­ing to get up the guts to reg­is­ter for the Music City 1/2 Marathon. I’ve nev­er been much of a run­ner, but I also don’t want to be out­done by Sta­cie. :)

  2. Well, I think you can do it. You’ll have to start your train­ing soon. Of course, don’t think Rocky-train­ing-to-fight-the-Russ­ian. Think more of build­ing up endurance so you can han­dle 2+hours of run­ning. You don’t have to push your­self to the lim­it, just build up to the long run.

    Oh, and, of course, not get­ting schooled by a girl. I’d lose all respect for you. Of course, I’m jok­ing, since I rou­tine­ly get beat by women, chil­dren, the elder­ly, peo­ple with walk­ers, etc.

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