6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Friday, February 4, 2011

HAPPY Friday

Signing on for about 3 minutes.. WELCOME new Tall Mom Bloggy Pack Members!!

Generally this is High Five Friday but I am taking a Vacation day...which means I will not be sitting in front of a computer :)

Plans for the Day:

Fresh Air
Shopping
Time with Muscle Man and the Little Studs
Nap
Eat
RELAX
Oh Happy Day..

My run yesterday was GREAT!! I have not felt comfortable solo on the trails near my new office.. Yesterday I had an idea. I stepped out of my office and started running along the sidewalk until I got to the dirt/clay path around the Fitness Center. One lap and I realized the loop was just over 1 mile. SCORE!! The path is well lit, near a busy parking lot and busy with people mid day. SAFE!!

People Watching:

-Dude with shape up shoes

-Girl with her hair down running like Phoebe toward the fitness center

-Man with safety goggles first lap, no goggles second lap, goggles again 3rd lap, funny!!

-Women one who said "Good work" and smiled!!

I had a side ache for 3 miles, not sure why?? It past eventually and I was able to gain some momentum and SPEED. 7 miles at 8:34 pace!! The funny thing is that I just went on autopilot, did not worry about my pace, my body remembers and my happy pace is back. LOVE IT!! I am DONE with putting pressure in myself, I just want to RUN. And that I did.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

21 comments:

Unknown said...

Enjoy your day off! How fun to spend it with all your guys. So glad you found a safe trail to run on at work.

Stephanie F said...

How encouraging! I'm so glad your body just "remembered" what your happy pace was. Have so much fun today with your boys!

kimert said...

Great run!!! Have a fabulous day off!!!

Marlene said...

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day off work with the family!!

WOOHOO for finding your stride again. Sounds like a great trail to work with!!

Run with Jess said...

Bahaha! I love your people watching notes!! And I would definitely call 8:34 a happy pace... You were cruising!!

Laurie said...

Glad you found your "happy pace" :) Enjoy your day off!

Jamie said...

People watching is AWESOME. I could spend hours doing that. People can be really entertaining especially when they aren't trying to be.

Tricia said...

Great run! Enjoy your weekend!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

I think we sometimes forget in all the training and stuff that running is FUN!! Glad you got a good run in and enjoyed yourself :) Have a great weekend!

trisha*n said...

I LOVE it when I just let myself run. It's amazing how it just takes you away. I wish I let myself do it more. I love your blog! I'll definitely be back for more :)

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

Have a great day off! :) Happy friday indeed!

Unknown said...

I just found your blog for the first time and was wondering if it is possible to still join your challenge?
I have been keeping track of my mileage (albeit very low so far!)
Thanks,
Korin Lopez
jklopez5@yahoo.com

fancy nancy said...

Love when my body goes on autopilot!!! Hope you had a great day!

Heather A. said...

I swear when you just relax and run, that is when you get the best runs. I love a mentally free run!`

Bethany + Ryan said...

i hope we can do some people watching together in April, it's so fun! :-) have a nice weekend!

Twila said...

Nice run! I long for the day when 8:34 "just happens" I am almost there!

A wife & mother said...

Love the people watching! I did that my whole half marathon, makes time go by quickly, haha.

Amanda@runninghood said...

autopilot is the best! Hope you had a great Friday! And I love people watching!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Hope your mini vacay was fabulous!!! I love that you can make 7 miles at 8:34 seem so easy! I know I say this over and over, but I so wish I could run with you on a regular basis. I know I would learn a ton from you and I think we would push each other--in a good way!

Happy weekend Mel!

Average Woman Runner said...

So great to have a run like that! A 1-mile loop will be great for those tempo workouts, no?! Safety is such a big issue - I just dropped one of the loops near my house that includes running through the Mt. Baker pedestrian tunnel (under the I-90 lid) because there have been muggings in there lately. It's total bullshit but I don't want to live dangerously.

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