Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Winner and A Hill That Got Me

Okay without further delay the winner of the vegan cookbook is.......

T!  I've emailed her and as long as she gets back with me soon the book is hers!

I conquered a solo eight mile run Friday morning. My running partner was out of town and I knew I could do it, even though my head was not in it. Physically I was feeling fine. Mentally I wasn't looking forward to almost and hour and a half of solitude.

You get used to having someone to log the miles with. When I first began running, I was always by myself. I honestly don't think I have ever been that determined in my entire life. I was going to run those three miles if it killed me. That was something that I needed to accomplish on my own. I didn't have any friends who ran. I was also too intimidated to run with the very few people I knew of that were runners. It took me a long long time to build up enough base to run with Phyllis. I like that our pace is about the same, that our schedules our pretty flexible, and that we never run out of things to talk about. Not having Phyllis on a run is like forgetting my Garmin or my water. She is kind of like a talisman now.

I made it through the 8.06 miles in 1:19:19. I just shut down my brain, tuned into the music, and pounded the pavement. I attempted a hill that was so steep and so long that your knees nearly hit your chin. I walked twice on that sucker... and I never...ever...walk hills. I'm going to try it again soon, because its just a hill and I might as well get over it.

Another giveaway coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. SO so SOOOO excited... maybe I can tackle at least PART of my healthy weight issues since I'm still a little wary of the running thing :)