Saturday, April 23, 2011

In zee early morning

Our path today along the American River

I'm exhausted. I was up this morning at 4:30 to get ready for a long run on the river. I have such a love/hate relationship with the early morning long run. Mostly love... I love everything about running early, I've learned to love running with a group of people, I love nature, I love running in a different place than my own neighborhood, but I have such a hard time getting out of bed that early! Yeeks.

I'm so glad I did, though. We hit the trail at about 6:15 this morning and we were done with our 9 miles by 8:00. My hip muscles are holding strong and I've still been religious about stretching. I'm not having ANY pain tonight which is already an improvement over last week's long run.

We averaged about a 12:07 pace, which is really good for me (particularly over a 9 mile stretch). I had some random migraine aura at about mile 4--not sure what that was about at all--but it didn't affect how I felt on the run. I'm feeling good, like my week of running really paid off. I'm thankful for the time off from work so I could refocus my running energy. Time spent in my running shoes really made a difference this week.

Today we also had Easter (Eve) with E's fam. It was nice to see everyone and catch up. I missed E's mom who was sick and couldn't come, though.

Tomorrow I have a small stack of papers to grade--I've put them off for long enough. The end is in sight! We only have four weeks of school before summer. I think I just might be able to hold on until May 20th. It helps that I have a birthday coming up soon. :)

Happy Easter tomorrow!

P.S. Anybody else on dailymile?

1 comment:

  1. I used to run and reading your post today made me miss it big time! Here's hoping that my healing goes as smoothly as yours has!