12.08.2008

V is for Victory

I ran 16 miles on Saturday morning. {!!!} One section of my running route weaves through a semi-rural area with equestrian property. At this time last year, I was walking that same route, pregnant and trying very hard not to be miserable. I may still be the slowest runner on earth, but when I see how far I've come, I can't help but feel victorious. 

11 comments:

LisAway said...

WOW! I am so happy for (and a tiny bit jealous of) you!! :) Great work. Keep it up!

A Beautiful Mind said...

An amazing feat! You look satisfied and glowing and only a wee bit exhausted. Hope you had enough energy left for a little celebrating. You are an inspiration to reinvigorate my lapsed (due to winter in New England) exercise routine.

liz stanley said...

wow, congrats! you are hard core

pakosta said...

i can't imagine 1 mile let alone 16! good for yOU!
by the way, that video your family made singing it just precious and i have sent the link to several people and you have made their day!
tara

tharker said...

I found you a few months ago when cjane posted a link to the wonderful video tribute you did for NieNie's balloon send off, and I've loved peeking in ever since. {sorry I haven't commented before now ;) }

Congratulations on 16 miles! That is amazing! I just started running again a couple of months ago, and I think I'm going to have to beg to differ on something....I AM THE SLOWEST RUNNER ON EARTH ;)

My kids and I loved your Christmas video!!

Stephanie said...

I also have followed you through CJane and shared your darling Christmas video with friends and family. As someone who is also dealing with a "gloomy disposition" I enjoy peeking in on your life. I'm training for my first marathon in April of next year, and I really am the slowest runner in the world. I run every day, and have for 4 years, but still don't get faster. I am curious, what do you mean by "slow"?

Creole Wisdom said...

You're a queen : ) And way to go, running through the equestrian area sounds pretty.

if it makes ya feel better... I was the slowwwwweeeessstttt runner on my cx team in HS. My team just *loved* me.

MelancholySmile said...

Okay, by slow I mean slooow. 6 miles or 16 miles, I always seem to run at a 10 {alright, sometimes even 11} min per mile pace. If I'm going all out for a 1 mile run, I can bump it to an 8 min mile, but I can't seem to maintain it. For now, I figure my goal is just to finish the marathon. After that, I can worry about improving my speed. :)

Stephanie said...

I am exactly the same! I can tell you precisely how far I have run by how long it takes me. 30 minutes? 3 miles. It doesn't matter if it is hilly, flat, or rocky. I am a 10 minute miler. I, too, have run faster, but only for 1 mile. The only time I have gone any faster (and by faster, I mean 9 minute miles)is when I am consistently running longer runs and then go back to a 3 mile run. Good luck with your training!

hukolb said...

How do you do it!? When is the marathon? I need some motivation...I just keep thinking in 4 years I'll have my husband and life back...well and more kids and commitments...there's never a great time...You're an inspiration, though!

tharker said...

I'm a 10 minute (okay, maybe more like 11) miler girl too. Can't seem to break that barrier either, but I'm okay with slowness ;) Now that I think about it, I think I've always been a slow mover. When I was a kid, my aunt nicknamed me Tiffani Turtle. AWFUL, AWFUL nickname!!

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