Post Your Small, or Big, Victory For The Day! (Read 5609 times)

    Marylander, congrats! I took a look at your log and it was so exciting! I expected you to be blazing (I don't know--a 2:00 half marathon sounds fast to me), but you just get out there. (And you're still faster than I am, let's be real. Big grin) Fired me up!

     

    I'm decidedly not fast in the grand scheme of things but, yeah, just getting out there is the main thing. Why shouldn't I just get out and run, I'm a runner now. Wink

      Runners for Wellness Christmas in July Ultra - DONE!!!  Marathon Maniac #9629 checking in!

      2014 Schedule

      Jan 11 - Mississippi Blues Half, February 23 - Last Chance for Boston Half, March 9 - Charlotte Speedway Half, March 16 - Heart Mini Half, April 6 - ORRRC Half, May 4 - Flying Pig Full, June 14 - Hatfield & McCoy Full, July 4 - Rocket Man 5K, July 18-19 - Runners for Wellness 24hour Ultra, July 20 - RnR Chicago Half, Sept 21 - HITS Omaha Half, Sept 26 - Cincy Beer Run, Oct 12 - DRCC Half, No


      Consistently Slow

        Congrats #3340

         

        Runners for Wellness Christmas in July Ultra - DONE!!!  Marathon Maniac #9629 checking in!

        Run until the trail runs out.

        2014***1500 miles

        50 miler 13:26:18

        Race Less Train More

         

        Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

        "The Marble in The Groove"

         

        unsolicited chatter

        http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


        Consistently Slow

          WTG!!!

          Today marks the end of my first official year as a runner. I'm finally calling myself a runner now. I've actually been running for years but it was a year ago that I decided that I wasn't "just" running to support my daughter/be her running partner but that I was doing this for myself with my own goals. I did my first 'real' race (Frederick Half Marathon in something like 2:00:18) and have plans for my second with a PR time (Baltimore Half Marathon).

           

          To cap it all off I completed a 365 running streak (1 mile per day minimum) this evening with 1000 miles. I had some setbacks recently - twisted my ankle pretty good at the beginning of June followed by a "heavy growth" MRSA infection complete with IV antibiotics and some nasty oral antibiotics - but I managed to get in at least a mile a day and pulled off a couple half decent runs this week to get the 1000 miles.

           

          I'm pretty psyched. Wink

          Run until the trail runs out.

          2014***1500 miles

          50 miler 13:26:18

          Race Less Train More

           

          Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

          "The Marble in The Groove"

           

          unsolicited chatter

          http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

            It was 80 and humid when I went out to run today. Those first 3 miles felt like I was trapped at the bottom of a fishbowl. Suddenly the wind picked up the skies opened and the rains poured. There were 7 of us but 4 turned back. We 3 kept pushing up the hill through the rain. A 19 year old held the lead firmly. He was always several yards in front of us, but I managed to keep up with his young friend. We crested the hill & came through the tree line as the sky cleared and a rainbow appeared. Racing downhill I pulled into second. I just couldn't catch the lead runner. That's okay this 10 mile run averaged 10min/mile for me. That's my new best on this course, and it brought me to 250 miles for the Month of July. That's my new record for miles in a month. I'm so happy I'd dance but my legs are tired. It's good tired.


            Mostly Harmless

              This was Tuesday but I'm still excited about it.

               

              Fastest 7 miler I've ever run.
              1 mile warm-up (8:21)
              6@HMP (7:23, 7:15, 7:06, 7:12, 7:19, 7:37)

               

              I've never come close to a 7:06 before.  I was running with a couple guys in my club that are much faster than me.  I've also lost 16 lbs since May which probably plays a big part in my paces gradually coming down recently.  I'm starting to think that a BQ (3:25) this fall isn't entirely out of the question.

               "Address the process rather than the outcome.
              Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


              Consistently Slow

                New weekly high

                69.9 miles

                Run until the trail runs out.

                2014***1500 miles

                50 miler 13:26:18

                Race Less Train More

                 

                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                "The Marble in The Groove"

                 

                unsolicited chatter

                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                Consistently Slow

                  906 miles last year. 1206 miles to date!

                  Run until the trail runs out.

                  2014***1500 miles

                  50 miler 13:26:18

                  Race Less Train More

                   

                  Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                  "The Marble in The Groove"

                   

                  unsolicited chatter

                  http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                  Evolving body parts

                    New weekly high

                    69.9 miles

                     

                    Awesome, Clay! Last week I also had a record high of 100.5 km (about 62 mi). Right now it's raining and I'm trying to convince myself to get up and continue...

                    Charles G


                      1000 miles for the year for the 34th year in a row!

                      ekat


                        1000 miles for the year for the 34th year in a row!

                         

                        Wow!  This is inspiring!

                        Charles G


                          Thanks.

                           

                           

                           

                          Wow!  This is inspiring!


                          Consistently Slow

                            1000 miles for the year for the 34th year in a row!

                            WOW!Amazing.

                            Run until the trail runs out.

                            2014***1500 miles

                            50 miler 13:26:18

                            Race Less Train More

                             

                            Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                            "The Marble in The Groove"

                             

                            unsolicited chatter

                            http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                              1000 miles for the year for the 34th year in a row!

                               

                              If I'd had the foresight to start this when I was 11 I'd be right there with you! Wink That is awesome! I say that in the true meaning of the word: awe-inspiring, breathtaking, etc.

                              Charles G


                                Thanks again.