Thursday, October 22, 2009

TIART: Racing!!

I cannot believe it is already Thursday (night). Work has been kicking my butt this week but I have been getting in my runs.

Since it is still Thursday I thought I would include a little thing from TIART which is hosted by MCM Mama this week. She poised this question:

We've discussed why we run, but why do you RACE and how do you choose which races to run? Do you look for certain distances, swag, location, start time, or something else? Tell me how you decide where and when to race. Also, I'm currently on a quest to run a race in every state. Please tell me --and others about a particular race you've run that is not to be missed.

I love to race just because of the high feeling that comes with the running of the race and the finishing. The feeling of accomplishment and achievement that is felt after all the hard work and training. I miss that feeling because I haven't felt it since July. I am itching to start racing again.

My favorite race has to be the Boilermaker which I have run the last 5 years. It has to be the best 15k to run and I think everyone should run this at least once if you are ever in Utica, NY in July! This was my first "real" race and I feel in love with running because if it!


Morning Runner is back! I have my headlight and my florescent vest and I have been good to go! My headlight does slip down my forehead when I get sweaty though...anyone else have this problem??? Its been about 50 degrees in the morning this week which has been perfect! This morning I ran 2.5 miles with Brian. We ran up a few hills and I could feel my hips start to get achy and tired - otherwise no pain!! I am just slowly building up the milage. This week my grand total will be 7 miles! That seems like such a little bit compared to what everyone else is running but at least I am running now!

Thanks for reading - Tomorrow I will have some pictures from apple picking last weekend! The pie made from those apples is in the oven now! Yum - I love fall!!


Nicole said...

Great job on the run girl! Yay for morning runner back! I need a head lamp! I'm scared someone will run me over in the dark but i guess if i had a vest and a head lamp people would hopefully see me! Yummy apple pies!

Jamie said...

Yay for morning running and yummy apple pies! Nice job. I have yet to wear the headlamp so I can't help you there.

Brian said...

You're doing great working your way back into running slowly and methodically. Most people just try to push themselves right back in where they left off and get injured again. Kudos to you for pushing through the frustration.

No Longer Using said...

5 years running the same race!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!!!

so i'm no longer sore from the marathon but my hips and feet KILL from walking around all last night in high heels. and they aren't even real high heels, just wedges. oh my goodness, ...!! ! lol. i wanna go apple picking again!!!!!!!

Marlene said...

YAY! Morning Runner is back!

I don't have a headlamp so I haven't tried this, but would you be able to wear a headband/sweatband underneath it?

Anonymous said...

glad to hear you're running again. Are you doing any strength training for your hips, as well?

I just got a headlamp but have yet to take it on a stroll...

good luck with your running.

trials of training said...

15K sonds like a good race distance - still long but not "too" long!

Glad the running is comin' back in full force!! The headlamp? Ugh, can't get myself to buy one. They seem too uncomfortable. I want a handheld light or something easier :)

X-Country2 said...

You're back!!! Yay! I was anxious to hear you say that. Take it easy and good luck!

Amber said...

I race because I LOVE training and I love the adrenaline and excitement that is at races!!

I should really get a headlamp now that's it's SO dark in the mornings. I have to say I don't really like that, I much preferred running in the mornings when it was light out! Haha

Jeri said...

yay morning runner is BACK! :D