Ready to Run Again

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve been a good girl all week and did not attempt to run. I was very, very tempted on Wednesday. But Ron, ever the voice of reason (Did I really just write that? Hopefully he isn’t reading this. :) ) talked me out of it. Instead I stayed after work and jumped on a bike for an hour long spin.

One week off from running is not the end of the world. I’ve got plenty of time to make up for it before the marathon. Yesterday morning I did another ride on my bike. I was bummed that it was a cloudy morning but I still ventured down to the bay to hopefully catch the sunrise.

I got just a little peak but it was worth it. This is one of the many reasons why I love living in New Hampshire. I’m not the only one who thinks so. We were just ranked #1 as the best state to live in. Go Granite Staters! 😉

Anyway, my one week running hiatus is up on Saturday. I will be attempting a run. I don’t know how long. I’m just going out to see how it feels. My knee has felt great all week. In fact, my legs feel better than ever even though they are a little sore from using different muscles on my bike. All this week I have been living vicariously through other runners blog posts. If I can’t run, at least I can read about it! Here’s a few of my favorites.

2012 Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5k  – Heather’s son wrote his own race recap for her blog. So cute! I love that he can’t wait for his Mom to sport a t-shirt that says, “Team Colin.”

Island Miles – Carrie ran 20.5 miles running loops on Maine’s Long Island. It’s only 4.1 miles long so that’s a lot of looping! :)

My Favorite Running Spot – I just want to run in Hawaii. That is all.

Join Me For Cross Country Practice – Virtually – I never ran cross country in high school but I would have loved to have Debbie as a coach. She means business!

Holy Crap, We Just Ran 14 Miles! – Jess and her hubby are training for their first full marathon. They hit a new PDR this week together as a team!

I’m a Half Marathoner! – Melissa just ran her first half marathon last weekend. She had a tough time but raced with heart. She even registered for a second half despite that! Congrats to Melissa!

Of course, my biggest inspiration is going to be watching all the amazing athletes during the Olympics. Can’t wait for the marathon, swimming, and gymnastics!

Have a great weekend!

What posts did you enjoy this week? Please share with me!

30 comments on “Ready to Run Again

  1. So happy to hear your knee is better! Have a good run tomorrow!

    I hope to get back to it tomorrow…It’ll be one week on Sunday since I ran due to my calf pains. #boo

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  2. Thanks so much for the blog love, momma! I’m glad that, despite the frustration of not running for a week, you got out there, kept moving, and you understand the benefits of holding off. This is what makes running enjoyable…those that understand what they need to do in order to stay healthy and uninjured. Who wants to run in pain?
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  3. Glad you’re feeling better! Often times (as much as I hate to admit it) my husband has been the voice of reason that keeps my crazy-runner-self from doing stupid things. Good thing we have them around huh? :-) I totally get the living vicariously through other runners thing too! I was just thinking today that I wish I had a race tomorrow morning, I miss those pre-race jitters and excitement. But racing right now is just too much, it wipes me out. So I’ll stick to plodding along on my little runs with my big belly:-)
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    1. You are so right! Last time I had running envy was when I was on modified bed rest with my pregnancy. It pained me to see runners, walkers and cyclists go by my house as I was stuck on the couch. It’s all for good but it really, really stinks! :)

  4. I’m excited to read Some of those posts! I’m with you on the Olympics this is the first year in a long time that I’ve been excited about watching them. I think mainly because actually running in real races again brought back that feeling of competition in my heart that I love.
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