Thursday, January 29, 2009

Still running

I'm still running. I am averaging about 12 miles a week which is crazy for me. I was always lucky to get in 15-20 min. of cardio every few days even at my most fit. I would just lift weights until their was no tomorrow and not have to worry about the cardio. But then today I was at the Parenting Center and met an 8 time marathon runner. 8 marathons! I was impressed. and she averages 35 miles a week. That will never be me. I will say that I am enjoying it more now. I actually look forward to my runs. I am overly anxious a few hours before I go because I am so worried that I won't be able to do it or that I will get a cramp. She was actually very gracious about my running. She told me 4 miles was great and that I should be proud of myself. So let me say once again that I am proud of myself.

Bathing suit season is just around the corner. It's almost Easter even though is only January and 45 degrees outside. But the only thing that is getting me through this miserable cold is knowing that soon it will be hot hot hot. I plan on being a hot mom by the time it gets here and even went ahead and bought a bathing suit online at yesterday. I am pleased with my choice.

Even if I just get my average mileage up to 20 per week, I will be a hot mom prancing around in my new suit. Just you wait.


Sara said...

Good for you! I have been thinking about training for the half marathon but can't decide if I can really put out the time. Right now the longest I have run is a 10K and that is at a very slow pace.

Here's hoping we both look uber-hot by May.


NolaMom said...

Sara-I am a definite 10.5 minutes miler-so talk about slow. the time thing is hard but I have figured it out so that I get in 4 days of running. Would love to have a cyberrunning buddy.

-e said...

I am soooo proud of you. I can't even manage to take a walk much less a run!

Sara said...

sounds good. I just order the Garmin Forerunner 405 and can't stand the anticipation until it comes in the mail. I want to be able to track my pace during my run so I can get a bit faster.

I'm going to start posting my runs on my sidebar so I am held accountable.

Not sure if you are on the Southshore, but if you ever want to meet up for a run in Audubon Park, let me know.