First I would like to ask my blogger friends who pray, to pray for a dear friend who lost her Mother to cancer this week. She has been on my mind a lot this week and many previous weeks as she graciously helped her Mom through chemo, sickness, and dying. Pray that she and her family will find peace in knowing that her Mom is no longer suffering.
The funnies - (ha ha)
*the night, or 2nd night after posting my last blog, I was in bed watching tv. Suddenly it occurred to me that not only did I use the incorrect grammar on my last post, which I had intended to do, but I misspelled it too, ha ha. (if you read it after I corrected it, I had originally put - "ant life grand", instead of ain't life grand) Too funny! You have to laugh at yourself, and if you read it prior to my edit, I'm sure you had a laugh too. In addition to giving you a laugh, I was assisting in keeping the typical stereotype of "Southerners being ignorant", alive and well. ha ha
Really, in the South, there are many SMART people, don't judge by MY posts. Ha Ha
*so I'm running this morning, the hubs was so sweet to drop me off up the road so I would be able to run with the wind at my back. (more often than not, I will not do this because I think training with "what the weather gives you", is good race day prep, but today I decided I wanted the wind at my back. Hey, I raced a 5k yesterday, and I have a full marathon training run coming up, so running with the wind at my back sounded good to me.) Back to the funny part, so I am running along in the dark and some cars are approaching. I am running on a 4 lane road which has a nice wide shoulder. Perfect for running. (see pic below, but imagine it DARK)
The funnies - (weird)
So I've been running for like 24 years (eeekk). I have read many times about breaking your runs into small portions and that really make them more manageable and doable. Through the years, I have tried to implement this, but it has never worked for me. I often wondered how people trick themselves into just thinking about only that segment, when many other segments will follow. All of the sudden, it has actually worked for me a couple of times this fall. Today, I had 18 miles, which I broke down into 6 mile segments. It really worked. Not sure why, but now with the miles increasing, it's pretty easy to think about a 6 mile run, and think....6 miles...no problem. Weird, right? Hope it continues to work for me.
Ran another 5k this weekend. This one was a true 5k - 3.10 miles. The official results - 23:59 (23:55 Garmin) hee hee, finally, officially on an accurate course, SUB 24. So silly, I know, but it makes a difference to me. Still hoping to see some larger improvements in my 5k performance this fall. I know the higher mileage/ marathon training is holding me back from 5k improvement, but still hoping for a late fall jump in my 5k times. It can happen, I know it can.
Next weekend will be the Run For Life 26.2 mile training run in Madison, MS. I will take it nice and slow, walk when I want, and take pics along the way. I enjoy racing, but I really enjoy relaxing too. It will be hard, but FUN. Also next weekend, my local friend Terry, will be heading to Chicago for the marathon. Hope he, and all the bloggers heading to the windy city will find cool temps & low winds, or "the wind at your back."