Sunday, November 6, 2011

No Race Report Report

Abbie Miller
No race this weekend.  Saturday was my daughter's last cheerleading competition. Hopefully next year she will be a high school cheerleader.  It was a very long day!  But well worth it.  Her squad took 1st in their division and then went on to win the Overall Grand Champion award.  We are so proud of her and her whole squad.  Coaches and trainers too!

I did run this past week.  Got my usual miles in at the gym and street running yesterday and today.  I got a 4.6 mile run in Saturday and today I got a awesome 9.52 mile run done.  Today's run was one of those runs where you feel great.  The weather was perfect!  I felt strong from the start.  I didn't really think about my time.  Didn't take my Garmin with me.  I just wanted to run a nice, steady, easy run.  But like I said, I felt strong right off.  There was a slight ache in my right inner tight, but I just concentrated on my stride and keep going.  It really didn't bother me much at all.  I went out on one of my usual routes.  I knew that way if I was feeling good, I could pick a neighborhood or two and add some miles.  I also knew that if I wasn't feeling it, I could skip that and just head to the house.  But remember what I said?  I felt strong so I added a couple extra neighborhoods and ended up getting just over 9 1/2 miles.  If it wasn't for a birthday party we had to get to, I'd have added a bit more and got an even 10.

I love runs like this.  Unfortunately, they don't happen all the time. Just everyone once in a while.  Cherish them when they do happen.  With a run like this, you sorta lose yourself in the run.  I had my iPod and had it set to a local country station.  They were doing the usual countdown, so I had some good tunes to chill out to.  As I mentioned earlier, the weather was great.  Not too cold.  A bit windy out of the East, but not bad at all.  One thing about the wind, you usually get a nice tailwind also to cancel out the headwind.  That was the case today.

Oh, I took my "Simply Hydration Bottle" with me on this run.  I thought I'd stop for a drink around mile 4 or 5.  But you know what?  I'm one of those stubborn runners that doesn't like to stop.  No matter what, I hate stopping.  I had such a good rhythm on this run, I didn't want to interrupt it you know what I mean?  Well, sure enough.  I got to around mile 4 or 5 and just keep on running.  I told myself I'd stop up the road a bit around mile 6 or 7.  Nope, didn't stop then either.  LOL   Was just feeling too damn good!  I ended up running the entire time without using the damn bottle.  What's up with that?  What is SO bad about stopping to get a damn drink?  Is this just me or do other runners do this?  I wonder!  Seriously though, had I been dying of thirst, I'd have stopped for some water!

As always, remember "Real athletes run, all other just play games!"

1 comment:

Ali Mc said...

Cool that's awesome! If I have a daughter I'm gonna put her in cheering :D