Monday, January 14, 2013
The day started out nice and early, and was cold with a decent wind. We were supposed to get rain, but thankfully it held off! My race went amazingly well, and I felt like I could run forever. I was able to chat with my friends, and just enjoy the run. With about 1.5 miles left, I was starting to get tired. Pauline, one of my pacing friends, happened to be right there and ran with me the rest of the way until the finish line. It was such an encouragement to see her smiling face, and have her encourage and push me to the finish. I was so excited to finish, and found out that I set a PR of 1:52. Pretty amazing on a good day, and an exciting finish for me since I am only 3.5 months post op from hip surgery! It is going to be a great year!
Posted by Sherrie at 4:58 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013
After a long run with the group in December, we decided to run the 5K Commitment run on New Years day as a way to ring in the New Year. We also decided to complete one race a month this year as a group, and quickly started picking out fun runs! For me, this year will hopefully be a year where each hill I get to run repeats on, every mile that I complete, and every race I get to laugh through with friends will be a reminder that it is a blessing that I can run. Running is a gift, and I will try to focus on being thankful for every step that I get to run.
Posted by Sherrie at 2:33 PM