I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)
The young Mama Bear!
Roads were made for journeys...
On the road back
It seems to take me somewhere between 10-15 minutes to get warmed up. Before I'm warmed up, EVERYTHING is more difficult. Then, it's like over the space of a minute everything changes and becomes easier. The pace I was struggling to hold suddenly becomes too slow and I'm ready to go!
I consider the first 10-15 minutes of each run my warm-up and have given myself a pass to go as slow as my body wants to for that first little while. Once I feel that change, it's time to start picking up the pace at least a little bit.
2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."