Friday, January 25, 2013

Runs for Cookies...

Well, not me :)  But Katie does :)  Seriously though- Katie over at Runs for Cookies turned 31 today.  She has an amazing journey that she shared on her blog and it is quite inspiring.  I haven't been reading her blog long (only a couple of months) but I can tell just from the little bit I have read that this hasn't been a "cakewalk" for her.  She shares her struggles and her victories- and most of all her heart.  So, in the midst of this 13 in 2013 journey came this opportunity.  I took it :)





We had a "little" ice storm here today so that meant no work/school today (which is good because I was NOT looking forward to running this after school today).  Here are pics of the car around 5ish today (after it "warmed" up to 33) 


 

Since they were calling for possible power outages (didn't happen here) I ran on the treadmill when I got up this morning (I have no desire to fall on my tush so definitely was not attempting anything outside).  I actually went longer but stopped to record my 3.1 time when I hit it.  Below is my instagram collage that I put together for my photo record.  You can see my time is 37:02- my original goal (for running it outside) was around 30:00 (lofty, I know) but considering I have been dealing with IT band issues I will take the fact that am cutting time off my 5K time.  I hadn't had any knee problems for about a week and a half- until today so not sure what was different this time...  I am thinking I might take a trip to the running store and see if someone can evaluate my form and give me some pointers.  I can't afford a coach at this point in time though.  We shall see!  I'm technically supposed to do another virtual run tomorrow but I don't think I'll be able to- will have to check on the knee in the a.m. and see. 

6 comments:

SlimKatie said...

Congrats on finishing!! And thank you so much for celebrating my birthday with me :) GREAT JOB!

Tami said...

Thanks- hope you had a GREAT birthday!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Congrats on doing this. Hopefully those IT band issues can be resolved. Happy birthday to slimkate also.

Bill (cycleguy) said...

oops SlimKatie

Tami said...

Thanks dad- me too. Very frustrating

Caitlin Helsel said...

Awesome job on finishing your run :) I think heading to the running store would be a great idea! They know their stuff there so you should get a good idea of what's going on!