Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Friday, January 7, 2011

Planned For 8

I just love this! It's from http://www.liftyoursole.com/

Karen and I went out yesterday morning for our long run and planned on an 8 mile run. Let me just start by telling you that we did not stick to the mileage plan, we actually ended up doing 9 miles, but I'll get to that part of the story later. We started and managed to stay (for the most part) with 4:1 intervals, we actually ran over the scheduled intervals a few times. We felt good, we felt strong, it was all around incredible. When we hit 6 miles, we decided that we would take the golf cart paths a different way, which we had never done before. There is a reason we run the PTC Running Club's marked loop, if you read this blog back in August, you might remember this entry about our first time out when we got lost. For the record, we will not be taking that particular detour again, we just weren't feeling it. When we hit 7.5 miles we talked about going for the full 9, just because we were already out, and we went for it. Ok, so I am not sure if it was the energy gel thing or runner's high, or my brand of crazy but I was completely giddy by 7.5 miles and even tried to high five a stranger on the paths. I was giddy, chatty and just insane, and I was loving every minute of it. We called Amy while we were out to brag about our accomplishment, I'll have to ask her exactly how crazy we sounded when we called. Feeling more confident about being able to finish the half.

Then yesterday evening as I was at Dick's Sporting Goods scouring the clearance racks, I got a call from a friend and fellow Zumba instructor that she had hurt her herself and needed a sub for that night. This meant that I was going to miss the class I had planned on attending, and missing my first time trying Zumba toning, but it didn't matter because I am trying to get as much experience as I can get right now. I rushed home, changed, threw together a playlist and headed over. I was so nervous, and I messed up the first two songs, but after that we were rockin'. I had a blast, the class had fun, I just got such a rush from teaching. That being said, after the class I was done! I fell asleep watching the movie Without Limits about Prefontaine (which my friend RR over at http://littlefruitfly.blogspot.com got me interested in). I'll be watching it tonight.

This morning I taught my Zumba class and just had a blast with my ladies. They were fun, and were just so carefree. Couldn't have asked for a better way to start the day. I needed this morning's good class to help me because the day got really cruddy when I found out that I am going to have to drop a lot of money into my car, and I'll be driving my husband's car (which we lovingly refer to as the probable cause-mobile) until next Friday.

Alright, bloggy peeps it's time for this blogger to get her some dinner in her belly. I'm running the Frostbite 5K in the morning, hoping for a PR. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

FruitFly said...

I HAVE to know what you thought of Without Limits!!

That's so awesome that you did 9 freaking miles!! I have never come close to that in my life. Actually, I won't do 9 until 2 weeks before the Princess.... and it kind of terrifies me a bit. I'm excited, yet terrified!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

9 miles... super woooooooo!!! Congrats!

Lucy said...

RR- LOVED the movie! I so get it! I streamed the movie from Netflix, and added Prefontaine to my queue. I am looking for inspiration everywhere.

Lesley- Thank you!

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