Monday, November 15, 2010

Pensacola pics

 (see previous post for the first part of the Pensacola, FL story)
Still excited about the Sunday racing tempo run.  I wake up today with a new "SMARTNESS"  Another reason why I continue to have a passion for running because after years of running, I continue to learn something new.  Sometimes it's small things, sometimes it's a LARGE lesson.  This weekend was large!  So I wake up with a renewed excitement for my racing going forward.  Again, I was NOT disappointed with the Sunday half.  It was just nice to finally realize some things about my personal racing.   No matter how strong I am mentally, I can not overcome racing in humid weather.  For several years,  I had the belief that I had mental breakdowns in these races, but it FINALLY REALLY clicked for me.  VERY EXCITING to know my personal limits.  Like a weight off my shoulders.    (it was a hard lesson to learn because some people(friends) race well in the humid conditions, and I always truly believed I could "learn or train" to do it too, and I believed it was a mental thing)
It's not mental....it's physical for me.

Now to the nice pics that Ruth and Terry (Laura's parents) took along the course.  
Still celebrating Laura finishing her first full marathon.
Laura in the middle, around 24ish...getting it done!
THIS is what it's all about!
Shane, Laura, Grady, Ruth, and Terry
What a great family!

7 comments:

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

LOVE THE PICTURES!! Looks like it was a great race!

judy said...

Just wanted to say I think your attitude about humidity is perfect. You know best what is mind and what is physical. Good job!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Should have read my Running times before the race. The article is Making the Best of Bad races. Good tips!

Jenn said...

Great pics! I totally understand how certain race conditions affect certain people. I only like spring and fall marathons when the temps are in the 40's or so. I just can't run in heat. I'm panicked about running a June marathon this next year and won't make my decision as to whether I will all out race it until I know the weather. Too much wear and tear on my body to struggle through I race I'm not enjoying and I'm not proud of! Nice Job!

HappyTrails said...

Good Times. We would probably wilt in the humidity since ours is normally < 20 percent!!! Maybe a race in dry old Colorado would suit you....

Petraruns said...

I totally agree with you about what a relief it is when you can pinpoint a problem like that. Now you know!

Terry said...

How great it was to see you! I tried to post earlier, but must have done something wrong....Love your attitude, and your inspiration to us all. AND the gorgeous fall pictures!! Ruth