Saturday, June 2, 2012

A little running and some funny motivation...

This morning I ran my longest post injury run to date - 9 miles!  Woot! 


Nine miles - yeah baby!

I ran a route that I wrote about here - basically it's leg 7 of Hood To Coast run in reverse - out 4.5 miles and back.  It's a difficult route with continual rolling hills, but it goes through beautiful countryside and it was perfect running weather this morning so I can't complain.

This is about 1.5 miles into the run - meaning that hill in the
background would have to be climbed at the end...ugh!
 I had my awesome running buddy Michelle with me. 

Unfortunately she is a little bit injured (fingers crossed she will be back running soon) but she was so awesome to ride her bike with me while I ran (at 5am no less).  I'm so lucky to have such an amazing running partner.

Anyway, the run felt great and I'm progressing well.  My foot still needs pampering, but it recovers well.  I definitely need to do some speedwork - I'm super slow compared to where I was at previously.  But obviously that's to be expected and I'll take it -  I'm just so happy to be running again!  In a few weeks I should be DOUBLE digits!  Woo hoo!

 Now for a little funny - here's some "motivation" my friend Ed sent me the other day.  Ryan Gosling really wants to help me run...
Finally a man who understands how interesting my running is!

 
You better make it 4am Ryan, I'm usually running by 5....
Hee!  I've seen these on the internet with various themes, but these runner focused ones are hilarious. Check out this site for a few more - so funny!

I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!  

12 comments:

jillconyers said...

Yea for 9 miles!! You must have felt great!

Love the RG motivation. Funny, I thought the same thing with the 5 AM coffee :) Off to check out the site.

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

9 miles is awesome, Kathy! Congrats!! Yes- don't worry about your speed... it will come back. So nice to have a buddy accompanying you, too. And thanks for the humor. :) I'm amazed at you 5am ladies... he could sleep in until 6am for me!

Tricia said...

Yay for 9 mile runs post foot injuries!! I'm very pleased for you.

Julia said...

YESSSSSS!!!!!! so excited for your run!!!! such great news! sounds like it was awesome! and those pictures. ahhhhh. too perfect:)

Courtney Foster said...

yippee for 9 miles, that is such an accomplishment!!

i love the ryan site, they crack me up!

Tink said...

Yay! So glad you are up to 9! I love the site, too!

Anonymous said...

i love you girls! hope m gets healed up quickly. glad you're back on track k!
been

Jamie said...

Yay for 9 miles!! Great job!

Suz and Allan said...

Woohoo, nice run Kathy!

Teamarcia said...

I'm so happy you are up and running long Kathy! Excellent! Way to get uo and our there early too! Love those RG things...can't remember the last foot rub I had...

Kathy said...

Great job!!! LOVE the Ryan Gosslin meme!

Marissa said...

awesome for your 9 miles! woohoo!!

oh I'll take that motivation! Ha! He's a little hotty and would def make my runs a little more enjoyable!! LOL

Post a Comment