Monday, August 22, 2011

Double Digit Days!

So double digit days obviously does not refer to the temperature here in Southeast Texas as we are hitting a record number of days in the 100's.  Blech!!  The countdown to the Warrior Dash is now in the double digits.  89 days to be exact!  Wow!

It's hard to believe that so much time has passed since the beginning of this journey.  The Dash was over 275 days away. Practically a year!  It's exciting to think about. 

I spent some time thinking about my run on Saturday and trying to wrap my head around it.  I have such great family and friends, and they are proud of me; and the more and more they tell me congratulations and things like that, I realize how amazing it truly is.  Then I remember that 200 days ago, running this distance was unfathomable to me.  So I'm going to take a minute and really be proud of myself.

And another minute to tell you guys that I love you too!  You being here and reading this means so much.  It keeps me going on days that I don't feel like it.

So!  89 days! Woo Hoo!

Today was the first day of second grade for my little one, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to take her to school.  She tackled it like a champ and had a great first day.  We celebrated it by going swimming at the natatorium while my mom did water aerobics.  We played ball and jumped off the diving boards and just had lots of fun. 

After getting home, I decided to go for a run.  I was still feeling cooled off from being in the pool, and I thought I would take advantage of that.  I knew it would have to be a quick run because we're back into bedtime schedules and all of that.  As I hit the trail, I was in the sun but the breeze was blowing and it wasn't so bad.  I felt like I was going slow, but I didn't have the Garmin to show my pace.  I didn't worry about it too much though.  Speed will come, and I'm still following Coach Ric's training plan. 

The run was great!  I loved being outside, and even though it was still in the mid to high 90's, it felt great!  It was everything I'd been missing on my solo runs.  Mapping it out, it was 2.25 miles. 

Swimming and playing and a good outdoor run.  Even the triple-digit temperatures couldn't take away my joy today.

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