Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I DON'T like XC (cross country)

Hooray! I finally made it back to the running life after a nice lovely week of miserable back agony pain!! I went for my first successful run Sunday night with the crew for a nice lovely humid sweat dripping 4 miles!! I really didn't mind it though, I was just happy to be able to RUN!!!

So tonight there was a practice session for the upcoming 5k this weekend that is part of the "Serres". (Meaning I have to do this race) This race is probably the one I dislike the most. I know I have complained for the last couple of weeks about all the hills (I live in Ky what should I expect) but this is a cross country race. I am NOT a cross country runner, just let me pound some pavement!! So the crew and I decided to do the practice run tonight, we were the only 4 that showed up and we knew the route so we told the 2 high school girls for guides they could go on we were okay!! Taking in consideration that it had just got done raining about 2 hours before, the grass was wet & freshly mowed, running through a field with several small indention holes, and several hills I SUCKED!! In fact I walked up almost every single hill. I just really didn't have it in me tonight. The only good mile I had was the slow one we did to warm up. I am REALLY hoping that I will feel more fresh Saturday morning and be able to perform much better.  I would really like to bring home some hardware but not going to get my hopes up after tonight's practice run!! Thanks for the run tonight crew, you all are the greatest!!

On a positive note.....The Hubs & I was having a conversation on the way home tonight about friendship and such and he said one of the sweetest things without even knowing how much it made me smile. He said "Well you know YOU are my best friend!" Thanks baby!! I LOVE YOU!! I think that's another add to the many reasons I love him and have for the last 19yrs!!

7 comments:

mommaof3ontherun said...

That was so sweet from hubby. I hate hills!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

This is a funny post to me because I love running hills (in a masochistic way) and I would much prefer running off than on road.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

glad you are back to running... try to think of this weekend as a new way to push yourself and just see what you are made of

Sheridan Lee said...

Awww...tell Gerard that he is so sweet! :)

Jamie said...

glad you are back running. hills are tough but this race is just another running adventure!

Raegun said...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle. Don't let the trails beat you up too much.
Rae

Molly said...

I don't mind hills too much, as long as I don't have to sprint up them!!

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