Tuesday, June 26, 2012

just keep running

I ran for the first time in almost a week today. It was glorious!! Some mornings, I hardly recognize myself as I stumble out of bed before 6am to hit the pavement. But as soon as my feet start to pound, I am reminded why I stumble out of bed so early, even though it's the summer and I'm not working and we have no place to be. Out there on the street I find myself.

There is nothing like a morning run to set me up for whatever the day may hold.

I'm running a 15k next week on July 4 and have been loosely following a Hal Higdon training plan. The last few weeks I haven't been able to get a long run in and I was out of town for a wedding and unable to run until today.

I'm not too concerned though. I ran this race last year and I was sick and had terrible blisters, so even though I had trained decently, I didn't perform as well as I'd hoped. I don't want to get too competitive with myself, I want to enjoy the race. And I'd love to beat my time from last year, which I need to look up to remember.

Tomorrow evening I plan to do a last long run after my husband gets home from work.  I will take it easy and see how I feel but I'd love to get 10 miles in.

I came home with these beauties today and am contemplating running in them tomorrow.  The Saucony Mirage 2.

I am super excited about how good these shoes feel! I bought a different pair of Saucony's online but they were a half size too big and the sole was a bit too stiff for my liking. So I returned them today and tried on some different shoes. These are a minimalist shoe with stability support, which I didn't even know existed!

I don't know if it's a good idea to run 10 miles in a new shoe, although I'm tempted to try.

After next week's race I won't be on a training plan until mid-August. I want to get a lot more Insanity in as well as continue to run.

Just keep running friends!