Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Am I a Runner?

Just wanted to update all my faithful readers, all 2 of you about my running and training.

The 1/2 Marathon is 2 months from today. Training is going well. I am still running 3 days a week. My long run (which is tomorrow) is up to 6 miles. My short runs are now at 4 miles.

I enjoy running. Sometimes when driving down an open road, my legs ache to get out and run. Is that weird? Some days running is very easy. I'll hit my stride and finish my run with little effort. Other days, it is difficult and I struggle to the end. I like taking the time to enjoy my music and clear my head.

So far, thankfully, no injuries. So I ask myself, Am I a real Runner now? I think I am!

I will continue to update as the race gets closer.

Hebrews 12:1 - ...and let us run with endurance the race that is before us.


Michelle said...

Way to go! I love reading about your running, because I am itching to run. I decided to wait until I stopped feeding Miss Kate and had some extra time on my hands. Can't wait to hear about your first race. I found the easy/hard thing true throughout my training. Some days it seemed like I could run forever, and other days felt like half a mile was way too much!

mommaof3 said...

I totally get what you mean about seeing a stretch and wanting to run on it......yeah for you!

Tammy Myers said...

Good for you Emily. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Kristin likes to run. She just completed the Chicago marathon last weekend. What race are you planning to run? Keep us posted on your progress. Happy running!!!

Jenny Seymore said...

Oh how I wish that I could give myself the will power to attempt running. I think about it often, I bought a treadmill, I bought workout clothes...and still...they sit unused! Maybe one day! I'm envious and think it's terrific you have the strength and stamina (sp?) that you do!

jbjohnston@verizon.net said...

You have way more than 2 faithful readers. I have you on my Google reader and I always see when you post an update. I'm choosing to run vicariously through you. ;)