Monday, December 5, 2011

Hope Endures Virtual 5k

This morning I ran the Hope Endures Virtual 5k hosted by Courtney at A So Called Runner in honor of her daughter Ashlyn who passed away on December 2nd, 2008.

I had planned to run this over the weekend, but Christmas decorating and tree-getting made the days too busy and I had to get it done today. It was 28 degrees out when I got up. Yup. 28 degrees. Can you say cold? Seriously, seriously cold. At least for this Pacific Northwest wimp.

Since I'm still dealing with PF, 3.1 miles would mark the longest consecutive running miles I had done in over a month. So I was excited to see if I could do it, but also had a little anxiety about how my foot would feel.

I walked for a mile first to get my foot loose and warm, and then I set out on my 5k. I was happy to start running because it made me warmer than the walking did!  And the foot felt pretty good.  I didn't push the pace and just tried to take it easy.  My final time was 27:26 - 8:50 pace.  I was really happy with that.

yes, that says 5:28am...
I'm so glad that I took part in this!  I admire Courtney so much for sharing her story and hosting this race, and  I hope she feels comfort in the footsteps of all the runners running for her and Ashlyn.    If you want to participate tomorrow (Monday) update: I had this wrong: today TUESDAY, the 6th is the last day.  Check out Courtney's blog at A So Called Runner and let her know.

Thanks for reading!

8 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

Yay! Sounds like your PF is getting better and better! :) Really excited for you. Btw, love your Garmin! :) I like the green.

Tink said...

Wahoo! I'm glad you were able to run!

hiker mom said...

Awesome! I ran this too and was so inspired by Courtney's strength. That Garmin is on my wish list. Do you love it?

Jamie said...

Awesome job! Way to get out there and run 3.1 even with PF! I'm dealing with peroneal tendonitis and I keep increasing my mileage slowly, but my paces are way off right now.

I loved that Courtney did this to honor her daughter, very inspiring!

Julia said...

so happy to hear that your foot felt well during the run!! and you rocked it! great pace! agree about Courtney...she is incredible for sharing her story and is such a positive influence in the blog world!

Courtney said...

Okay you comments are making me blush, you all freaking rock! Your support has given me oodles of strength to get through this time. Blogging world rocks!!

Teamarcia said...

Way to rock out the 5k! I'm so sorry I missed this--did 5k today but too late. Boo.

Jacky said...

That's a fast pace! OMG! And with PF too! WTG Kathy! Glad your foot felt good :D

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