Sunday, January 22, 2012

week 3 run recap

Early crocuses peeking out from the lavender brush.

And speaking of peek, At the beginning of this week, I signed up for the Pike's Peek 10K on April 29th.  At baseline, I'm running a 15 minute mile (a little embarrassing yes, but I mentioned accountability - I'm going to be totally honest about all this!).  My goal is to run the race at a 12 minute mile.  I've done this or even better, but never for more than a distance of 4 miles (a 10K is 6.2 miles).  The website says that if you run at a 13 minute mile or slower, then at some point, they will need to re-open the street and make you move to the sidewalk.  Talk about embarrassing.  If I could just avoid being in that group, I'd be really pleased.  I think this race is a good goal to work towards.  We'll see how it goes!

My cold this week did not provide a good start as I did no running, unless you count running to Fuddrucker's for chili cheese fries.  :(


  1. It's alright... I guess you will look equally elegant running on the street or the sidewalk. Good Luck!!

  2. Good luck! You can do it!
    I really fell off the bandwagon with my running. I was going good until the WIND never stopped blowing around here.

  3. And I find any excuse nowadays to avoid it.

  4. And I thought I had a worthy goal getting to the point where I can walk to the top of our hill without huffing and puffing (not there yet, but anticipating that "Rocky" moment).

    I haven't checked in for a while, because opening your blog kept timing out before it came up...glad I decided to try again today and find you as spunky as ever.

  5. I'm wondering why crocuses are blooming in your colder zone, and they have no where to be seen in my zone 8 garden. Good luck with the 10K! You can do it!

  6. I'm finally catching up to blog reading! I can't believe you already have crocus blooming! Wow. Lots of luck running!


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