Daily Chatter

Monday, March 29, 2010

Good to be Back

I watched the skies all day at work today.  First it was raining then the clouds parted and the sun shone.  Then the clouds lowered again and the rain fell.  Along with my hopes of getting back out there running.  But I no sooner pulled into the driveway when the drops lessened and then stopped!
I ran for my running clothes while the kiddos played outside.  Littlest hopped into the jogger and middle one got situated for my run then off we went.
It was so great to be outside running again!  While I still feel like I am struggling with my pace and form, I hold on to the idea that all I need are a few solo pace runs to feel back on track again.
Littlest and I did our 6.5 loop "the easy way", which means instead of two steep inclines there are a dozen long steady inclines and two short steepish ones.  (54:06 this detail I'd rather leave out since I usually run this loop in 46 - 50 minutes)

The rain didn't return even after our run so we all went down the road to my sisters houses to visit for a little while before homework started calling us back.
I am already eager to see what runs tomorrow will bring. 
Isn't it great to run without the pressure of a training schedule and the stress of an upcoming race?!?
(Don't worry.  I am still trying to find that next offical finish line to cross.  I can't just quit racing cold turkey!!!)


  1. I'm running without a training schedule and I have an upcoming race...hum, something's wrong with that! Haha. True, but I was going bonkers making a new plan each day because it wasn't working out so this is better. Just a few more weeks.... I look forward to just getting back and getting into better shape for the next one! I'm glad you're back outdoors in your full pink attire hitting the roads in this gorgeous springtime air! Welcome back, Shelly!!! Hugs!!!

  2. I do enjoy running just to run. But I find that for me, having some race out there is better than not having one. Because it's easy for me to get "lost" and not know what to do with my time...

  3. Yes, running without training for something is fun, but I work so much harder if I have something to get to!

  4. Glad you had a nice run!! :)

  5. What a beautiful thing when the skies clear just in time for a run. Sounds like it was a good one!

  6. Glad you were able to get out there! Our weather has been so nice lately - trust me, I'm trying to send the good stuff your way, too! :)

  7. i'm reading this as i hear it pouring outside right now. while i wish it was nice, i'm still looking forward to getting out there!! i'm glad it cleared up for your run!

  8. Being able to get in that run when the skies seem to be against you is so satisfying. Glad it worked.

  9. I would say that if you are out there running and enjoying it w/o any race goals right now, you must love running (probably not telling you anything you don't already know!). Good job.