Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Leaf

My one goal for this weekend was to break my streak of skipping long runs. Done. Yesterday morning, Jim and I braved the cold, gale-force winds and ran 8.5 miles. Yes, I know that 8.5 miles really isn't a "long" run, but it pushed me past this 5 mile limit I've been stuck at for the last month. And, because I felt strong through the whole run, it was a great confidence booster.

Today, I've been sitting in the house debating about bundling Sophie up and taking her out for a quick run in the stroller. Probably won't happen for two reasons: (1) it is pretty cold and windy, and (2) I don't want any of the hunters around here to mistake her stroller for a deer and take a shot. It is going to be hard to get in my runs for the next couple of weeks - my husband hunts AND is a DNR officer, so he really is MIA. I'll just have to be ready to race out the door the second he comes in. Better get busy writing "Not a Deer" on my blaze-orange construction worker vest. You just can't be too cautious . . .

4 comments:

D10 said...

Great job breaking the skipping of long runs. Glad to hear you felt strong. Good luck trying to get your runs in while your husband is off hunting.

I Run for Fun said...

Nice work on the long run. Good luck escaping the hunters!

Marcy said...

Way to get it done ;-) 8.5 miles IS long ;D

Marlene said...

Nice job getting your long run done - it can be so tough to get out of a 'slump'. :)