Monday, July 19, 2010

Back at It

This weekend I sort of got back into the groove of running. After napping Thursday afternoon instead of running, I headed out Friday morning for a peaceful hilly run. I did one of my favorite routes which is down the road, then into a private neighborhood on a golf course. I just love to run by the big beautiful houses and see the golfers out on the course. I had some emotions running through me, so my run was a little bit too fast.

5.23 miles/41:00/7:51 pace

Friday night I had kickball again and we had a double header for the game that was canceled last week due to weather. The second game started late, around 8:30pm, and we were playing in the dark which was quite tricky! Saturday morning, I once again awoke to sore muscles and went for a 3 mile slow run to try and loosen up my legs.

3.06 miles/25:44/8:25 pace

Sunday Brian and I headed to the Zoo for the Jungle Jog 5k. My legs were experiencing the second day soreness and I was actually glad I was not going to race because I didn't think I could move fast. It was hard though and I even started to sub-consciously scope out the other girls. I ran with Brian the whole way and just enjoyed the course. We ran around the park that surrounds the zoo and then through the zoo. As we passed the Polar Bears area, I saw the bear sitting there looking at all the runners going by. He had the funniest look on his face, as if he was wondering where everyone was going so fast and why weren't they stopping to look at him!!

Brian and I finished the 5k in 26:01 and 26:02 respectively and it was a lot of fun to run with him. Brian did not feel the same - he said that he doesn't want me to run with him any more because I make him feel slow. (Plus when I saw the Polar bear I may have started going faster because I was excited...opps!)

This morning I headed out for another 3 miles and my legs felt ultra dead. Maybe it is because there are so many hills around me! No matter what direction I go, its uphill!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad you got back into that running groove! I can see where Brian is coming from. I love running with hubs and he is an awesome pacer for races, but it gets a bit demoralizing when I'm sucking wind and he is breezing along humming a tune. ;)

Leah B. said...

I live in a very hilly neighborhood too. It's tough but a good feeling! Oh, and I wish I could get my hubby to run with me! Lucky you :)

Christine said...

I love the idea of running a race in the zoo. This is great!!! I can totally see the polar bear staring at you :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow you've been kicking some running tail! nice. and what a fun race, POLAR BEARS?! awesome :) every zoo should have a race.

runnernic.com said...

Nice job with the running lady!!! You rocked it this weekend!!! Sounds like you had some fab running fun lately!!! Let me know when your skirt arrives! i cant wait to hear what you think!!!!

Anne said...

Congrats on the 5K...how cool to race in a zoo :)

Jamie said...

The zoo run sounds so fun! Our zoo run doesn't go through the actual zoo :( Nice job on all the weekend running!

Brian said...

Sounds like some good runs. That 7:51 pace makes me feel slow!

Katie H said...

That sounds like such a neat 5k. My husband isn't a runner but runs with me from time to time and sticks with me at my pace, even though he is naturally much faster. I don't feel guilty at all :)

sunapeegirl said...

Glad to hear you're back in the running groove (I've been miserably failing in this heat, any advice? haha) - great job on your weekend runs!

Molly said...

The Zoo sounds like a great place for a race! That's funny about the Polar Bears.

onelittletrigirl said...

sounds like a fun 5k!! And kickball is all the rage these days, I have a few friends who joined kickball leagues this year.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like a cool 5k! I can just imagine the look on the polar bear's face! Too funny!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice runs! THose hills might be tough but they are so good for your running.