Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why I Run Alone....

I am once again reminded why I run alone. Today I attempted to run while my kids were playing at the school playground. I figured it was all fenced in and the distance around the baseball field and playground was a little more than a quarter mile so I could just do my 4 miles right there. Boy, was I wrong! Each time I'd circle around by the slides both kids would run up right in front of me and yell, "Mom! MOM! Push me on the swings! Help me climb this! Help me do that!" Yeah, it makes running SOO much more stressful. When I run alone the only person I have to worry about is myself. Sure, I fight with myself sometimes, but I can also tell myself to shut up and I'll listen. LOL!

Anyway, my run was pretty good. I didn't really get into a groove until 2.5 miles into it. I tried keeping my head up and looking forward instead of down, but it's SOOO hard! I kept looking down without knowing it. But, the interesting thing was whenever I'd look up my shoulders would automatically drop and relax. The other thing I noticed was whenever I pass by someone on a trail my posture and pace fall right into place and I start running and I feel comfortable. I wish I would do that without having to pass by people.

My splits:
Mile 1: 11.33
Mile 2: 12.25
Mile 3: 11.51
Mile 4: 10.22

Not bad, not bad...

The weather's getting nicer. When the wind would stop blowing the sun would come out and it felt SOO nice! I can't wait to get my Bondibands, my fleece ear warmers are starting to get a little hot. :)

Tomorrow's another 4 miles and then my 10k!!! Cross your fingers, I really want to run it under an hour! :)


Anne said...

Good job getting the run in, despite the mommy breaks :)

Good luck on the 10K...I'm sure you'll rock it!


You are going to rock the 10K! Can't wait to hear about it!

Kerrie T. said...

Good job getting in a run when you could. That's sometimes the hardest part!