bbm, that sucks. i've had a hard time connecting where i am but i *think* it's b/c of religious reasons. i get the impression they tend to meet up only with those who go to the same church. i can't seem to get a darn thing going and i even made a listserv for the group. which is why i am heavily involved in activities right now: baseball, taekwondo, horseback riding & violin lessons, and they do the offertory at church - all of it for both boys.
i know it's not me but just the lifestyle out here and i know i can't change that. i keep hoping someone else will join us who are just the people looking for us.
hi maplesugar. yum, that sounds good. i love maple candy. where are you?
i have and hate days like that, too.
Originally Posted by memiles
I just had a run that made me remember that I actually love running.
Only 4 miles, slower than dirt, still a bit weird on my right leg, but DAMN it felt good. After reading Born to Run in practically one sitting I've been pondering my form and shoe choices, so today I went out in the uber light nikes I bought because they were cute when I started c25k way back when. Compared to my clunky, uber corrective NBs, I could feel the road, I could feel that a heel strike doesn't feel good and that midfoot does, and I felt about 20 lbs lighter. Now I just need to remind myself that I've still got to get the hip healed, that I'm not in any hurry, and that slow and steady wins the race.
But, again....damn that felt good.
i know just what you mean!!
it's hard to explain but an addictive feeling, for sure. I actually love running more now than ever before.
speaking of, MAMABETH
, where are you? i have a bf question.
i know there's a forum on rw, but i just can't dial-up another page right now. you said you would run with your Vibrams - how did you do it? I tried that today and i just hated carrying something. i guess i'm not used to that. i never carry anything, not a phone, water bottle, etc.
Mandy, Sorry ds is sick!
So I haven't added mine to the list yet b/c I'm still vaccillating between the 5K and the half-marathon. I guess I'll just decide. Pressure...
So I went out for a 4-mile bf run today. I warmed up on gravel for the 1/3 mile of my driveway and then another portion on the other dirt road until I got to the paved road. i wore minimalist shoes for this but then took them off for the 4-mile paved portion. I really like how this particular pavement feels on my feet, so I didn't want to run with shoes. Plus, I find I get a better upper body workout with the less that's on my feet. So i took them off and carried them. My time wasn't so great - back to 12-min miles which was a disappointment b/c I ran 10:15 min miles last Sat in Austin. But I was super-distracted. I dedicated the race to someone I'm very close to who has cancer and it looks like does not have long to live. I'm very close to the whole family and was almost in tears the whole run, was distracted by holding the shoes, etc. I know I can do better. I can for sure run the 5K on May 1st. I'd like to run the half-marathon, however.
JayGee, you're race is the week after mine. Where are you in the training? I have no program and I'm just winging it. What are your long runs at this point?