Guess what! I'm still alive and kicking. Or, I guess I should say, alive and running!
I inadvertently decided to take a month off, due to a very hectic schedule of birthday parties, a 25th high school reunion (Go Broken Arrow Tigers Class of 1986!), an extended vacation at my in-laws (which included painting their house for a very generous sum of money), several trips to the zoo, tons of swimming (thanks to our very sweet neighbors who let us use their pool A LOT) and many inside playdates to beat the heat!
The blogging hiatus is over now, though. School has started, and I now only have one child at home all day. I should be able to find the time to write something down on a more regular basis!
So here's what's been going on concerning my running:
At the end of my last post on July 11th., I mentioned that I would be running my 10k on Friday, July 15th. and that I would let you know how it went!
Well, it went GREAT - better than expected. Or, rather, better than I expected. Turns out, my hubby had no doubts that I was going to crush it! And I did, posting a time of 56.35 (roughly 9-minute miles). Now, I know that's not breaking any records, but it's pretty darn good for this 43-year-old gal, who has only been running for a few months!
I do have to interject right here and now, though, that I was reluctant to "bring it!" In fact, the night before "race day," my hubby gave me the pep talk that this was, indeed, going to be a "race," that I needed to treat it that way, that I needed to push myself, that I owed it to myself to "see what I could do."
So, I did! I ran my little heart out. It was exhilirating, challenging and fun. I am now very confident about what lies ahead! I'll keep you posted.