Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An explanation to my hiatus

Sorry, readers! I have been on vacation for the past 10 days.  You would think after riding in a car for 12 hours, the first thing I'd want to do is go for a run.  WEll, that is wrong...I slept in yesterday and laid around all day.  Today, though, I woke up ready to take on some hills!  I ran around my neighborhood and did 3 miles.  3 torturous miles. 

There is a hill about 5 minutes into my run that is about 1/3rd of a mile long and has about a 25% incline.  I have 0 knowledge about inclines, I am just guessing and this thing is HARD TO RUN.  I made it all the way to the top...but had a little breather before continuing on to the NEXT mountain, about 1/4th of a mile long and just as steep and a bit windy.  I was thinking "Oh, last hill! Woo!"  But, I was wrong.  I forgot everytime you go down a hill, you have to come back up.  So, I went down another...and realized that at the end of my run, I have another hill to come up.  But, in the mean time, I got two glorious down hills.  I will have buns of steel soon, I think.

My goal, by next Wednesday, is to run the entire route without pausing for oxygen.  I'm not sure if this is humanely possible. 

I signed up for a 4 mile run in August.  It is in Waterford, WI.  It will be my first 4 mile race, to kick of my Columbus training!  I'll be hitting the trail again with my running buddy, E.  Or, atleast I hope so.  She may have some fair to run or something :).

1 comment:

  1. When will you return from your hiatus? I need more posts!