Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First 10K Coming Up

I completed my last 6-mile training run today for the upcoming L.L. Bean 4th of July 10K. Okay, so it is also only the second time in my entire life that I have ever run that distance and the first time was last week. Do I feel ready? Uh, I guess so. At least I know I can go that far and at a decent pace for a solo run. The six miles that I cover at home is three miles out and three miles back and relatively flat, with the exception that I always end the run (any run) going up a quarter-mile hill. In Monday's race, though I've never run it, all the hills are in the last half of the race.
 
I mean, look at mile 4! I work in Freeport and my husband is from there. I know what those roads are like. Ugh...

My goal is to run a 8:45 pace. I think that is doable considering the excitement and adrenaline that comes with running along with close to 1500 other people. I'm trying not to set my goals too high and be realistic given the amount of training I've been able to put in. I would love to be able to keep pace with my friend Stacy's friend, Jen of Running With the Girls, both who are running, but from reading her blog she's way too fast for me. Maybe next year. You hear that Jen? I'm coming for you. I don't even know you, but I'm coming for you! Just kidding. :-)

Work tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday then it will be the 4th! Seriously, July already?!? How did that happen?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Inaugural Post

So here it begins. Since getting back into running earlier this year, I've spent a lot of time reading other blogs about running, and I am am drawn to those written by someone who is a mom, is from Maine, or both. I've finally decided it is time for me to dabble further into the world of blogging. Not necessarily because I am a good writer, but I'd like to become a better one. And not because I am a great runner, but I want to get that part of my past life back into my present one. As there is so much more to me than just being a mom who runs, there will be posts about all aspects of my life and family. It is my hope that I can use this blog as a creative outlet, to organize my thoughts, to share with and learn from others, and be a part of a supportive community of other mommy athletes who seem to be able to effortlessly do it all.