Thursday, April 17, 2008

got my legs back

And the internet!! Getting settled in the new condo. School sucks...and clinical sucks worse. First test of the quarter this week. House is still kind of a wreck...gonna fix that this weekend. But on the news front.....I GOT MY LEGS BACK!!

It always takes me a week or so after a long race (esp an untrained marathon in the mountains) to get my legs back. I usually run a lot slower for a week or so. I was having some significant knee pain..which got worse with moving (stairs..eek). But yesterday was FABULOUSO! It was about 73 degrees and sunny..I was absolutely exhausted. I headed out for a 3-4 mile run and the first mile clicked off at around 8:53! WHOOO HOOO!!! Get it girl! And then..................... the unthinkable...............the Garmin died!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH! I wanted to quit and die right then. I was so excited about me being able to run fast again...that I lost all motivation when I realized I would have no idea how hard I pushed it at the end. But did i quit? Nope...kept on trudging..and fast too! Still no idea how fast I ran...but it was a good pace for sure!!


I'm back guys!! Legs..internet...and all! Until the next race (May 17th)...when I lose my legs again. Silly legs...silly legs. No worries..I always find them! Also swimming and cycling and tri training has been going well so far....so thats good!

Missed ya'll!

9 comments:

*aron* said...

good job on the run and GOOD JOB for not quitting!!!! my garmin just got here last night so i get my first run with it tonight! so excited! how long is your next race?

Laura said...

Your next race is the half in Cleveland, right? I think I'm going to skip that in favor of Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, but good luck!

Paul said...

welcome back!

Holly Jane said...

Great run!!! I'll be you went even faster than you think! Glad you are getting things settled in!

D10 said...

Nothiing like a nice run to get the motivation kicking! Way to stick it out. I am a numbers geek, so I know how it can be not knowing how fast you are moving. I would bet the excitment from the first mile's time kept you at the same pace, if not faster. Great job.

Viv said...

Fantastic run, a shame your Garmin died but it was great just to have your legs back! I am glad you are kinda settled in, but you have the internet, and legs so it all will be good. You gotta share some tri training stuff soon so I can try to copy ya :-)

Brianna said...

Hooray for legs that cooperate with the brain (what a rare event, huh?)! SO glad to hear that you had such a fantastic run. There's nothing like that to keep you motivated for more . . .

triguyjt said...

alright...christine...one month til the half in the cleve...

glad you got your legs back!!

The Laminator said...

Glad you got your legs back. You don't need a stinkin' Garmin to tell you got your legs back. Good job.