A post FOUR days in a row... who am I?!?!
In all honesty, I was a little nervous posting about vegetarianism last night. I wasn't sure what kind of reaction I would get, but based on my past interactions with non vegetarians, I was bracing for a storm. Buuuuut, you guys are all just so nice and supportive! (or maybe the post hasn't been 'live' long enough to elicit responses of varying opinions)
This morning I got out for what I intended on being an 'easy 7 miles.' For me, 'easy' usually means somewhere between a 10-11 minute pace. I ran comfortably and walked when I felt I needed to (and up those darn heeeeaaaaals!) and covered almost 7.4 miles in 65 minutes! That's certainly not 'taking it easy,' is it?
Maybe I need to start raising my standards for my pace... after all, I can't run faster unless I... well, run faster. (I know, I know, you come to my blog to have your intellectual mind blown!)
This evening I headed up north to join my new running friends for a trail run. I figured a twofer might do me some good, and what better way to get your butt in gear than to run with other people? We started out at 5:30 and headed into the woods for some hilly fun. Eventually I found myself running with two guys, the sun had disappeared, and I was so turned around I had no idea which way was up. This was the scene:
Since I didn't want to spend the night in the woods, I had no choice but to keep up. And I couldn't let two guys do me in (although I'm sure they were slowing down for me). We finished up 6 miles in just under 60 minutes. I came to be pushed and I was not disappointed!
Anyway... this post I get to talk about the first month of the year- January '12! I ran a total of 110 miles last month, as compared to about 75 miles in January '11.
Last January I struggled nearly every run to even get out the door, this January I don't think I had one 'bad' run (aka an "I don't wanna" run).
This January, my longest run was 32 miles. Last January, my longest run capped at 13.1 miles and I would have told you that you were certifiably INSANE if you said I'd be running a marathon plus... (my how times change)
While I haven't officially accomplished anything on my New Year's Goals, I'm getting closer =)
How was your January?
How are your New Year's Resolutions/Goals going?
Have you been having "I don't wanna" runs lately?