Saturday, January 03, 2009

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

(Kitty) Today was a long-run day, so I decided to run 8 miles. That's the most I've run since the Pasadena Marathon was canceled on November 16. What made me so happy about my run today (just me, John was sick) was that I felt sooo good that I ran the whole way. Usually John and I do the Galloway Method - run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute - when we do our long runs. But it was so much cooler than it's been since my last long run in early November that I just didn't want to stop. I actually ran the entire 8 miles non-stop except for red lights on the mile to the beach and the mile home. It was absolutely awesome! I practically can't wait till next week - 10 miles on Saturday! Woo-hoo!!

I know a lot of people are thinking about New Year's resolutions right now. Let me just remind you - less than 9 months ago I couldn't run to the end of the block. Make a big resolution and keep working on it, slow and steady. You'll make it!! :)


Kim Dittmar said...

Now if we just didn't have all this darn snow on the ground, Dave and I could be doing our training! But it's just close to impossible to bike on snow and ice! ARG!!!!!!!!!!!

Trying to coach him into moving somewhere slightly warmer... still somewhere there are seasons, but just not so bad.

hermitdeb said...

It says a lot that you couldn't run to the end of the block last year... Quite an inspiration. If only I hadn't busted my knee... I'll have to find an equivalent, because your success is truly inspirational!