Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIR- Geez I'm so Far Behind/ I REALLY came Alive in June

I am still trying to catch up from being on vacation and am just now catching up on the last week of June!

Monday 6/25- Run 4mi/36:45
Tuesday 6/26- Run 3mi/31:19  Step & Tone Aerobics
Wednesday 6/27- Run 4.5mi/40:49   Run 3mi/28:25
Thursday 6/28- Run 3mi/32:06
Saturday 6/30- RJ Corman 5k 25:41

For the last couple of weeks I have been doing good at running 6days a week, it has taken me some time to adjust to it both mentally and physically but I am enjoying it. It has also been so gosh awful HOT around my parts like many other places in the country that I have been doing most of my running in the early mornings to beat the heat! Monday and Wednesday I ran in the evening with the Hubz, I enjoy those runs so much because even though he doesn't "LOVE" running as much as I do he still goes along with me so we spend time together:) Usually I let him lead the way when we run together but Wednesday I chose our path it was all good until I took us a somewhat new direction and we went up a crazy small but super steep hill! We was already about 1.5mi into our run, it was at least 88* and I said "this was dumb, who's idea was it to come this way, LOL!!" He replied with "yes it was wonder who decided this?!" and he had done squats at the gym the day before so he was really feeling it~ sorry sweetie!! We was able to reward ourselves after with some yummy Orange Leaf froyo dang I love that stuff I bet we go there at least 3 times a week!!

So I'm not too sure how and or why but I sure came alive in the month of June with running, my monthly mileage was 107!! That is my first 100+ mile month this year and its been probably a year and a half since I've had one! Now if I can just keep it up and keep adding on:)

Saturday I ran the RJ Corman 5k in lovely Wilmore, Ky. The course is a pretty tough course but they serve home made ice cream after so yep I am there!! It was one of the crazy super hot days and at 8am when the race started I think it was already 85* so I told myself to play it smart don't go out all crazy fast and just pace myself the best I could on the hills. None of my regular "race" buddies was there so I was all on my own for pacing, at the end of the race I felt pretty pleased except this girl and I kept playing back and forward with each other, I would pass her then she would pass me this went on for about a mile and a half. Finally I tried my best to pick up my pace in the last half mile and get away from her I thought I had it but she passed me in the last .15 it was just so HOT & HUMID I just let her go!
 I actually had another woman pass me as well at the end (shown above in the black shirt), she came out of no where, guessing she paced herself much better than I did. When they started the awards in my age group I thought that lady looked like she was in my group and I probably got 2nd place which is still great. They didn't call my name for 3rd or 2nd so I looked at Mom and said "Well dang I didn't get anything" she kept telling me "I think so just wait and see". Sometimes I hate to say it BUT Mom's are usually right and probably 9 times out of 10 mine is right...... I got 1st place!!! Of course her response was "I told ya!"

Once again THANK YOU Mom for believing in me and being with me for support!! Love Ya:)

4 comments:

Running Librarian said...

Way to go on the first place finish! You are rocking out the running for sure!

Courtney said...

congrats bobbie!!

Suz and Allan said...

Nice job with all the miles this week and congrats on your first place medal!

Running Moose said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the AG WIN!!