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Onward Bound

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes life is awesome. Sometimes it a little bit of both. Either way, you have to keep going. I'll be running, laughing, crying and sharing it all here.

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    Friday, July 22, 2005

    Sometimes you surprise even yourself...

    Last night I really had intentions of resting the knee/ankle etc... on the eliptical. But I got home and it just felt like a running night. Strange. But I wasn't going to do the whole 4 miles because I wanted to rest my aches and pains. However, somewhere between mile 2 and 4 I gave up on that because I just ran the whole way...no walking breaks even.... it just felt great to run. I have no idea what my time/pace were because I didn't calculate. But I do know that there are days when you surpass even your own expectations. Yesterday was one.


    At 10:13 AM, July 22, 2005, Blogger a.maria said...

    hey... well done you!!! what time are you running at though, because how do you deal with the humidity/heat??!!!

    what/where are you running this weekend? we've got 14 at Roe Park tomorrow... i'm flip-flopping between dread and excitement. if i dont die of heat exhaustion tomorrow, i think i'll spend the rest of the day eating ice cream!!

    At 10:21 AM, July 22, 2005, Blogger Stephanie said...

    I run at 6ish and it's hot and it's humid. I sweat a lot. Then I come home and gross out Matt and my dog. Tomorrow the plan is to run at Shawnee Mission Park two laps to make almost 10 miles.

    I wonder how you are getting 14 miles in at Roe on Saturday with the trail closeage. You'll have to fill me in on your route!

    At 12:42 PM, July 22, 2005, Blogger Liz said...

    That is great! I so want to get in that mode!! Sweat is good!!! Drink lots!

    Thanks for the advice! We are going to go and check out a few park/trails this weekend!!!

    At 1:17 PM, July 22, 2005, Blogger Flatman said...

    Good girl! Keep at it!

    At 3:45 PM, July 22, 2005, Blogger a.maria said...

    trail closeage? i didnt know about this.... well, maybe its because we only START at roe..then we run under a few highways and down some street and into another park.. honestly, i have no idea. we've never done more than 8 at this park... and last time a bunch of people got lost. but HA, thanks to my Garmin, i was not one of them.

    you run at 6 eh? i might try that next week. the more i sweat, for some reason, the more i think my run was a success!!!

    At 7:16 PM, July 22, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    Wow, that's fantastic!! I literally cannot conjure up a time/day/place when I will actually go on a run just because I feel like it!!

    But hope springs eternal! God, I hope the sprinklers are on on the mall tomorrow morning... please, god.

    At 8:00 PM, July 22, 2005, Blogger Margaret Brocki said...

    Good job! I have heard that real runners often just run, without keeping track on the watch. That is awesome that you just felt like doing it!


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