Thursday, July 30, 2009

5 miles

Workout Today: 5 mile progression run at an average 7:48 pace.

Workout Tomorrow: Easy run somewhere

Thought: “Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.”-Ann Morrow Lindbergh

I found out a friend died today. We went to the same church and talked occasionally online, so we weren't that close. I just can't get out of my mind how precious life is! We have to make the most of what we've been given because we never know when it'll be over or taken away. Tragedy sometimes makes me feel sentimental and clingy so I thought I'd give my husband a break from my boa constrictor cuddling and come downstairs and write on my blog. I wish I could say these "seize the day" feelings were a lead in for an awesome run, but I settled for average today. Tonight I was supposed to run 6 miles but I ran 5 miles at a pretty good pace for me. I should have run farther but I've had a hard time getting into it this week. I've had a lot on my mind...(Just trying to figure out whether to go to grad school or not.) Usually, running helps me clear my mind, but I just haven't had it in me. The good news is, my legs felt fresh and strong after my run tonight. Hopefully they feel the same way this Sat. on my last semi-long run, (8 miles,) and on race day next week.


  1. sorry to hear about your friend. it's always tough to lose someone you know, although it often is a good reminder to appreciate the things you have like you said.

    your body may be reacting to the waves of emotion too. just keep pushing through it. get the bad runs out of the way now so there are none left on race day!

  2. I'm sorry about your friend :( I know what you mean, I've had days where I wanted a run to clear my head/body...but it only made things worse. that's usually when a nice glass of wine after the kids bedtime helps, haha! Hope everything starts to look up for you!

  3. I'm sorry about your friend! My neighbor died recently; although I hardly knew her, it made me stop and appreaciate my life and my family and reminded me how fragile life can be. Good luck on your race next weekend. I decided not to run it because I am doing Hobble Creek Half a few weeks later but my sister-in-law is running it. It is a beautiful run!! (I ran the Riverwoods 10 mile and it is the same as the first 10 miles of the half. I loved it!!)

  4. Sorry for the loss of your friend. Even if you weren't too close, it still hurts to lose someone close to home and like you said, sometimes makes you look at life a little differently.

    Great run today!