Thanks for the welcome all
Jaygee- that's great! I love when a run feels great during and after. Not having as much of that lately. I also enjoyed the track today, as you can see... btw I have never used music to run by. I eschew ipods and mp3s. Not cause I'm a saint, far from it! just for safety when I run outdoors. I want to hear the cars and other people JIC. Did not know that was being zen tho, hehe. Nice.
Penelope- good message. I also have asthma, which seems to be exercise induced lately
The runs when it doesn't flare are so much easier and better overall! and faster to boot.
ovenseeksbun- cool on the half! my SIL just signed up for her first marathon coming fall. BTW I like your username... are you ttc?
tjsmama- congrats on the nephew! I just got a new nephew in December. And that 8 miles sounds pretty good to me!
Geofizz- awesome. You have a good attitude. I also aspire to run for life, so I must keep that perspective to avoid pushing myself to injury. I did have one injury last summer, and do not care to repeat.
OK I thought I had other posts there, what happened?
Quick AM: Friday I did my weekly 3, Sat we went on a whole family hike, which was nice. And Today I timed for a mile on a track. First track work ever. Well, since my high school glory days (not). It was cool. So my fast mile... was only a minute faster than my warm up mile... what is that saying? That I do 'slow' miles too fast or the fast one not fast enough?
At the end, I did not puke. That's a good sign. But my stomach did h-u-r-t by the last quarter mile. Sheesh.
Observation on the awesomeness of running: Amazing how no matter how hard a run was for me, an hour later I want to go again! The rest of the day, my body is like, run, run! (Excepting maybe the long run)