Sunday, March 23, 2008

Good Friday and a Good Run

I had all the best of intentions to run on Good Friday, however my body decided that sleeping in was more important. By the time I woke up I needed to get a move on to prepare for dinner and company that evening so it just didn't happen. While perhaps not the most appropriate for Good Friday, the stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon was absolutely amazing... As was the Baileys and banana bread pudding that was had for dessert...
My niece was hamming it up for the camera as usual.
Saturday morning I met up with the usual group of runners at Eau Claire, except most of the folks that I usually run with weren't there. Everyone was a really speedy runner, but luckily Stacey and I were at the same pace and we watched the group pull away from us within the first three minutes of the run. We agreed that we couldn't keep the pace with the rest of the group so we'd just continue on together for a 12K run. I was worried that the pace we were keeping in the first mile wouldn't be something I could continue with the entire way but I settled into it and it was feeling great. My shins were also feeling great and even the 20:1 intervals were flying by. Unbelievable. I finished up with 7.43 miles run at a consistent pace the entire way through. Running with Stacey was great. I don't think I would have pushed myself as much if we weren't running together and at the end of the day the run felt terrific.

4 comments:

Sonia said...

Your niece is so adorable! Glad to hear you had a good run without shin pains. Happy Easter/Joyeuses Pâques!! =)

Sister In Law T said...

Zoom in on pic of baby and check out the glowing doggy eyes.

Run For Life said...

Oh my goodness, your niece is sooo cute! Good to hear that your shin pain was nonexistent.

I am considering doing Quebec, I didn't know you were also!

Danielle said...

Awesome on the good run. That's why it's great to run with someone. Forcing ourselves to push beyond what we otherwise think we might be able to do.

Good Friday was a run in snow for me. Hey, cooking a good meal is sometimes better than running!! :)