Monday, February 15, 2010

Getting my groove on.......

I hope you all had a nice Valentines Day. Mine was really special and Matt and I had a great day.

Running has been going well for me. I started taking Fish oil and suddenly my achy, stiff bones feel bendable again. Not a clue if it is the fish oil, but I am going to continue taking it as I don't want to jinx myself. On Friday, Suz and I ran about 15 miles and I felt great. It was one of those days when it all just feels right. Friday's run was followed by a 33 mile run on Saturday with lots of great friends at Mt. Tam. Again, I felt strong. I think I am starting to get my groove on. :) We all know the feeling when you start to feel that you are getting fit and you suddenly feel lighter on your feet. For a few months after my surgery, I felt like I was running flat footed and I could hear my feet slapping the ground. I didn't feel like I was as efficient as I could be. I think I am running more on my mid foot and the foot slap is gone. Thank God for that, it was embarrassing. I think that may translate to more efficient running.

I am excited for Bighorn in June. I am not a good 100 miler. The truth is that I totally suck at running 100 miles. ( I do have a silver buckle from WS, but I felt driven there.) I want to go into BH totally prepared for lot's of climbing and tough terrain. In other words, I want to do my homework before the big test. I want to continue to incorporate quality runs into my weekly workouts and stay focused on getting strong on my long runs. I read a lot of running blogs and it keeps me motivated. I love reading how everyone trains and it inspires me to train when I am just too tired to haul my sorry arse out the door after work. Thanks everyone for pushing me to get stronger and more fit.

"High expectations are the key to everything." Sam Walton (Walmart founder)