Friday, November 27, 2009

Therapuetic Thanksgiving

Hey Ladies.

I hope your Turkey Runs went well.  For my Thanksgiving Run I decided to get as close to Utah as humanly possible here in Georgia.  How's that?  By running the only mountain around.  It felt so good to push up a mountain again.  Very different from our Utah mountains, I was running on pure granite, but I didn't care.

There were parts that got so steep I couldn't run, I had to power walk, it was kickin my butt.

But it was sooo worth being at the top.

I sat at the top and said a prayer of thanksgiving for you two, for my family, for my friends, for everything I've been blessed with.  And really, what top of the mountain run wouldn't be complete without a few tears?  Luckily there weren't any Asian tourists at the top this time to share in the moment with me. ha.   I was so lucky to have you as running partners.  I hope you two know the influence you had and continue to have in my life.  I missed you yesterday.  But I was so thankful for the opportunity to run, to sit on a mountain, and realize how much I've been blessed with.

The run down the mountain was entertaining.  I probably shouldn't have run down it.  A bunch of rocks?  Yah, probably not the best idea.  Don't worry I only fell once.  Heh heh.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Run!

I am so very very bummed I won't be running the ORMC 5 miler this year.  It has been the tradition for the last 5 years.  Don't fret.  I'm totally running 5 miles on Thanksgiving, if it kills me!  I miss you girlies and hope you have a fantastic Turkey Day!  Enjoy the run for me!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Has It Come to This?

A smattering of posting from all of us?  Really?  How sad.  I have a challenge for us. You ready?

I think we should all train for a "race" together.  

Train for a race? Silly Lori.  We live in three different places.  TRUE.  But what if we say, on March 20th we run a half marathon together. Or a 10k.  Or something.  Meaning, we train, and we all run that distance on the same day.  We could even do some fun things with it. 

 Then we could feel involved with each other again and talk about our training runs. 
hee hee.
What do you think?  You in? 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jiggle Jiggle

My friend Eliza had this on her blog.  It made me giggle. Pretty sure Amanda said at least ONE of these lines when we first started training.

 Made me laugh.  Enjoy your runs ladies!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I think it may be time to go to a doctor...

A couple of months ago I hurt my knee in a rather violent soccer game.  I put my brace on and kept on, keeping on.  For a while there it felt like it was going to get better, but this last week it has really gone downhill.  This morning when I got out of bed it was really stiff and sore.  I can bend it just fine, but anytime I go to straighten it out I have shooting pains through all of my leg.  Hmmmm...I think it may be time to venture to the docs office.  What do you girls think?

I'm alive.... and still running.

Hey Ladies.  I was sidelined with a nasty something for about 3 weeks, but I'm back!  The last week was a great running/working out week. 

Yup.  Me running.

Two noteables.

I try to go running with the PA girls (van's classmates) on Saturday mornings.  They go on all sorts of runs around Atlanta, it's a great way to see the city and to get to know the people Van is spending a lot his time with.   Last weekend we went running through a nice neighborhood called Avondale Estates.  I sure wish I would've brought my camera.  It was akin to the "Father of the Bride" neighborhood.  Seriously, girls, sometimes I have to pinch myself when I look around and see where I live.  I love it.   Well, about 1/4 mile into the run we were hit with a monsoon of sorts.  Amigas, I have never ever run in this type of rain before.  I was literally sloshing out of my shoes, it was nuts.  There were sections of the road and sidewalk just covered with beautifully bright leaves... you'd step on it and all the sudden find yourself with water up to your knee.  I was SO soaked.  It rained the entire 4 miles.. as soon as we stopped running it magically stopped raining.  Of course.

And of course we had to take a picture of our wet ratted selves....

We could ring out our shirts and pants. Easily.

This weekend I went on a 5+ miler that ended up being 6.5 miler.  a) I haven't been running long distance much lately and b) I haven't been running much at all lately.  I found myself really struggling the last mile.  Instead of telling myself I couldn't do it and stopping I pulled into our long run bag of tricks and decided to start listing off all the things I was grateful for.  Before I knew it I was home, my legs weren't that sore, and I was filled with so much gratitude I had a GREAT attitude for the rest of the day.  I love love love running and I love the therapy that come along with it.

The only thing that would make it better were if you two were to run with me.  xoxo