Sooo.. my last post was some time last June. I don't really have an excuse for not writing over the summer. I just got lazy. But now that I've been running more regularly again, I figure it's time to get back to things.
Here's a little recap of the past 7.5 months:
Ran off and on throughout the summer and into the fall.
On October 4th I ran the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon in Vermont (which is mostly on dirt roads). I finished in 2:42:50 and managed to stay in front of 15 people out of 670. I was pretty darn proud of my time and how I felt after the race.
The weekend after the half marathon I ran in The Road to Recovery 5K to support my friend Erin and I PR'd! I finished in 28:09. I was pretty darn excited with this right after the half marathon.
In the month of December, the only exercise I got was pressing the pedal on the sewing machine while making all of my Christmas presents. I did get in a short run on Christmas Eve with my brother.
In January I started to pick things up again as I started to plan out the year. I really, really, really want to run the Stone Cat Trail Marathon in November. I figure that's going to take a lot of work for me to get there.
I also would like to run the 25K at Pineland Farms again this year- and for this round I would like to finish in a reasonable amount of time! And I'm trying to add hills into my running so I can run in some of the Bradbury Races this summer.
I'm currently up to 8 miles - which I managed to do today on some icy trails and a little bit of road. Being vacation this week, I can actually get some running in mid week. I'm looking forward to seeing how I feel after 3 days of running this week!
Here's a little video of me slowly running on trails- this is for you Chris so you can see how it's done on the east coast!