|Sporting the Lulu top my sister picked up for me :)|
I found this video on you tube, and it just amazes me that someone could do this! The strength it would take! Talk about inspiration!
So new Lulu, New Toy....and? Well this was my first week back into running, I got three runs in. This weekend I did a 15km run here at my parents. It was challenging because I had a lot of "FUN" the night before and I didn't exactly wake up feeling my normal get up and go self. The road here is really hilly and there was one hill in particular that is very steep and long. Its been a while since I have run the long route out here and when I hit the first challenging hill I thought it was "Big Bertha." I got up ok and thought wow I must be in better shape then I thought. UMMM WORNG...that was the warm up hill! Oh my goodness Big Bertha did not disappoint. But here's the thing, despite waking up feeling less then "awesome" and the crazy hills, I loved it out there. The forrest, the lake, the smell of the country air. It felt so good to be off my usual running route. I love running. I really do. I feel "100% me" when I run if that makes any sense. When I run I like to run out to the mid way point and turn around and come home. I hit that turn around, and I say "HOME" and I am filled with a surge of something and I gun it home. I love that feeling. HOME. Only yesterday I miscalculated the run around and arrived "home" and still had a mile to go...BUMMER...but I did it (even headed into the forrest trail across the road and hit some steep hills). It feels so very good to be back in my running shoes and will start training for the Army Run in July. I gunning for a new half time. This Spring I had an unofficial time of 1:56:24.
I would like to beat that, even if by a sec! Last year my Army Run time was 2:11:something :) It feels good to have a race to look forward too. In fact I have a lot to look forward too this summer. In July we will be doing City Chase again with our good friends Rob and Laura. The class at Saunders Farm is well under way and we have a great group of people coming out to sweat and play. It's going to be a very fun active summer, and I am loving that!
What are your fun sweaty plans for the summer?