Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mission Accomplished

YAY! I ran with the Runner's Club today for 2 miles. My knee was sore, but never got too painful. The funny thing was my left knee felt twingy too, so I don't know what that's about. Right now I'm feeling fine. I'd LOVE to run another 2 miles tomorrow and see how it's going but I'll follow the "easing into it rule" for once and take tomorrow off. Well, kinda. I have a spin class at 8:45 I cannot miss.

Chris ran today and did very well. I predicted yesterday that I really thought he'd wind up doing the full marathon and I couldn't wait to see how he felt by his 10 mile run. While a group of us were talking about training for the half, he said "I'm going to run the full." Just like that! I almost fell over! I knew he had it in him! I am thrilled! Then come to find out, he HAS run a half. Not sure how I missed that...maybe because he calls the half marathon "the mini". Yes folks, I know. I finally explained he can't be calling it "the mini" in front of other runners. We'd eat him alive....LOL

I am enjoying running with Chris, he's new to distance and very open to the Galloway method (of which I have embraced). I've always said the reason I love running is because of HOW I learned to run. To have this opportunity to give back what Jim gave me as a coach just feels so awesome. Oh, and Chris called me "coach" COOL is that??? Smart

Mike ran with us today too. He showed up with two speakers STRAPPED to his body and proceeded to spew forth some funky music. Loudly. Sigh. I should have seen this coming, he's been talking about how cool it would be to have music but be able to hold conversations at the same time. I saw the red flag. I heard the proverbial bell. I know Mike. LOL...I love the guy, don't get me wrong, but today was HYSTERICAL...LMAO! I was trying to talk to Chris and Mike had some kind of meditaion stuff playing...I love Enya but not for running. I couldn't even hear! Mike's lucky I love him, that's all I can say....LMAO!

Steve is the Youth Sports Coordinator at the YMCA and he just started running with us too. He's a sweetie pie! He's 21 years old and doing a great job with the kids over at the YMCA. He just started running so I can't get him to commit to anything, not even a 5K....YET. I'm really hoping to get him into running the half in Sarasota. I know he can do it. I just KNOW it!

My Blog Brother GQ has a knee injury. I'm sending him some healing vibes through the internet, hoping he's healed for his first Turkey Trot next week. He is doing the right thing by resting, icing and taking his Birthday son out for dinner. And getting him a gerbil. ( I can foresee the gerbil blogs coming!!!!!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Correction: If it happens, this'll be my second Turkey Trot. I did the same one last year, my first race ever. I was comically overdressed for it. I'll see if I can find the picture and maybe post it on my blog one day. It was 65 degrees by the time the Trot started and I was in a long-sleeved shirt and long sweat pants! What a Strong-Kneed Nooby I was!

Hey, congrats on doing a 2-mile run after all that drama with the knee. Keep taking it easy. Don't let your enthusiasm lead you down a path to further injury!

Yeah, take advice from the guy who wears a fur parka when he runs in 65 degree weather. Would he ever give you a bum steer?

KimsRunning said...

OOOhhhh, sorry! I didn't realize you'd already run a Turkey Trot!! Hey, we started running (or at least RACING) at the same time! My first race was Scholorship Run, it was a 4 miler last Dec 15th.

My knee survived very well, but now I'm sick. I'm stuffy (nose) and I have a sore throat!!! Shoot! I don't have the time for this!!!