Sunday, March 31, 2013

Long Time Coming :)

This post has been a long time coming- spring break, some travel, and some R & R (resting and running) have taken place.  There have been setbacks and some steps forward as well.  I'm going to hit a few highlights and a few lowlights.  We'll start with the low:

This- can really mess with the training.  Isn't supposed to be spring?  My caption on FB was  "It's baaaacckkk." :)  LOL  Seriously though- when I went to IN, I ended up doing some short mileage (3) on Saturday afternoon because this stuff was to start moving in on Sunday (and it did just later than expected).  I probably could have still run but I'm over running in the rain and snow (more on that later).

Silly knee- I started out on Thursday (in the midst of a freeze warning mind you- and for my dad it was warmer in Spencer this day- it was 34 in Spencer and 29 in Knoxville at the time) with great plans to get 13 miles in.  I decided to do a hill that is on the half marathon route and before I actually started it my knee was bothering me.  That wasn't good :(  I ended up only getting 4.5 miles in.  9 miles short- not good.  Then Friday night I ran a 5K and it was fine.  IF I can catch the break in the rain on Sunday morning I'll give it a shot then (I went to Easter service on Saturday night).

Okay, so the highlights:
BIG BIG news on Thursday (I will share soon- need to work on a post that lays it all out)

I ran this 5K on Friday night to benefit Lupus- a cause that is near and dear because I have a very dear friend who suffers with it daily.  It was a small, local race.  There were not a lot of runners and I think even fewer than planned due to the chilly rain- yes, it was raining AGAIN- I have yet to run an IRL race this year that there hasn't been rain or snow.  Anyway, due to the small number of participants there were only 4 people in my age bracket and I finished 3rd so I actually got a medal!  It was fun and a unique awards experience (you had to be there).  On that note- that was race #7 of 13 (3 of which have been IRL and 4 have been virtual).  The course was longer than the actual 3.1 miles- it clocked in on my runtastic app at 3.25 and my time was 36:03 HOWEVER, my 3.12 miles was right at 35:00- which I am cool with since I am back to cutting time off of my runs. :)

Oh, and the other day I got notification that I won a chance to participate in an online boot camp experience that Tina puts on.  I'm excited for this opportunity and hopefully will see some great results!


Bill (cycleguy) said...

Congrats on the medal. Mom told me about it. So proud of you. Actually rode 19 miles yesterday. Longest so far this year. Love you much.

Tami said...

Thanks dad! Glad you were able to get out and ride! Snow all gone? Love you too!

Alicia Curley said...

Good to hear from you Tami - when things get quiet, I start to worry :)

Great job on the third place!! That's awesome. Small races are so fun. I'm going one in May and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope your knee gets better! I'm struggling with pain on longer runs too. Considering exploring the world of KT tape...