Monday, July 12, 2010

so sore

As if I wasn't sure of how old I was water skiing let me know. I am no longer in college and I am freaking sore the day after my lake fun. I seriously believed I had whiplash this morning when I woke up because my neck and shoulders hurt so bad!

I was determined not to use my soreness as an excuse to keep me from my mid-long run today. I had pushed it off long enough! Since it wasn't as humid/hot today I was able to head outafter 4 and feel pretty okay. I didn't overheat in the first 2 seconds of walking out my front door. Always a good day when that doesn't happen ;)

The run itself was nothing to write home about. I got it done with a decent pace even with a devastatingly slow 5th mile. It was my longest run in a long time thanks to being sick for over 2 weeks, busy with life, work travel, and general laziness. It felt good to go the distance and I am looking forward to the long runs once again. Though with my time away from the longer distances I forgot how hungry I am after the run. I made the mistake of waiting to grocery shop for dinner post run and had to make a 2nd grocery store stop thanks to the first not stocking anything I needed (hello avocados and freshly baked bread). By stop 2 I was famished!

In other random news I'm thinking of signing up last minute for a 10K this Sunday. It's an all women's run put on by Fleet Feet and starts less than a mile from my front door. I can walk there early Sunday morning and experience my first all female run. What's stopping me from signing up? I am ridiculously out of shape for a 10K and I would really like a friend to run with me :( It's one of those races that a lot of sisters, mother/daughters, and friends all run together and I might feel a bit out of place. But it may be good to get a feel for where my racing fitness truly is so I can create a good plan of attack from Sunday on out. Another plus of the race, it might liven up things around here to have another race report; no matter how pathetic :)

9 comments:

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shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

HI Jamie! Thanks for joining my little running journey through life. Please feel free to share you thoughts. I look forward to encouraging eachother as we cross a few finish lines.

You should do that race!

Tricia said...

Sign up!

Marlene said...

I was wondering how sore you would be after your escapades at the lake! Hope the DOMS aren't too bad today.

Great job getting that mid-long run done! It would have been tough to get out the door on Monday after such a fun weekend.

Go for the 10K! I'm sure you won't be anywhere NEAR the only solo runner. All female events are fun!

Jeri said...

Oh man, I wish I was nearby. I'd totally be your 10k buddy! I've never ran a 10k, and am terrified of *racing* one. Sounds like it'd be a lot of fun!! :)

J said...

You should totally do the all women's race!! I ran an all women's race, while my mom walked and although we weren't together for the race it was still fun to be around all those women!!

Julie (ROJ) said...

I think you should go...with women only things females tend to be more friendly and they will all support and talk to you anyway I bet!

Teamarcia said...

I've done that 10k for the past 5 years or so...love it! Alas I'm not doing it this year as I'll be running from the cops!

The Laminator said...

Do it. Do it. Do it. Who knows, you might surprise yourself =) I'm sure it will be fun!