Monday, January 15, 2007

Well it's about time!!

I am guessing I'm about the last person in the universe to have a blog. So it's about time I started one!!!

This blog will allow me to keep track of my running progress, as well as (I'm hoping) meet some other runners along the way.

It's only been seven weeks since I started running again. It had been years since the last time I did it (I'm thinking the year 2000 may have been the last time). I just needed to do something for me again. I have two wonderful children, but they are time leeches. After spending the day doting on them, I felt wiped out and a bit like a slug. Plus, the extra weight I was still carrying around from being pregnant the last time didn't help.

When I started running again in November, I could barely do 90 seconds without getting winded. Yesterday I ran 25 minutes uninterrupted and it felt great!! I traced my route with (not my warm-up or cool-down walk, though) and the total I jogged was 2.34 miles at a 10.41-minute/mile pace. I am quite happy with that, especially since I don't think of myself as a speed demon.

I am preparing for my first 3-mile race on January 27. I am excited!!! Back in college I did a 10-mile race when I was on the rowing team. But the whole team did that race, so it wasn't a big deal. Well, this IS a big deal to me. It's the first time I've been brave enough to enter a race by myself. After this one, I plan to do a 4-mile race in March.

Enough for now. The kids beckon. ;)

1 comment:

J~Mom said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!