Sunday, June 26, 2011

Body by triplets

Okay, I did it. I ran tonight. I was (and still am) completely exhausted but it is almost July and enough is enough. I told Rich that if I don't get out there and do something, it will be October before I know it. A partial kick in the pants was a conversation about the Falmouth Road Race last night at a family party. Someone asked if I was going to run it this year. ::Sobbing:: I am not.

I haven't been for a run outside since October (maybe September) so I was having trouble remembering the mile markers from the 5K route that we had mapped out. It didn't help that I was running the route backwards either. I wanted to run out a mile and then turn around and run home. I thought that I could possibly keep my pace around 10 minute miles. I didn't expect to run faster though.

As I neared my turnaround spot, I wanted to cry because my stopwatch was 12:40. And then I passed a high schooler who was so pretty and young and fast and I wanted to cry even harder because the run home was slightly uphill, the wind was no longer my friend and I'm old.

Total time = 25:24

I clocked it in the car after the girls fell asleep. What I thought was a mile was really 1.2 miles so in total I ran 2.4 miles for a pace of 10:35 (according to an online minutes/mile pace calculator.)

So now I don't feel as bad but that was a tough run.


James said...

Hey, a run's a run.

My scale slapped me in the face this morning with a new all time high. Tomorrow I hit the pavement after a much too long break.

Tayshelton said...

Hello! I just found your blog through Top Baby Bglogs, and I am a new follower. I just love your header, too cute! Your daughters are beautiful!

Etosia (e-tasha) said...

That's really good time foe your first run in almost a year! You shouldn't be so hard on yourself! I walk/jog almost every night but I don't think I could consistently run what you did without wanting to cry!

Rich said...

Any and all runs are great when you have the life that we do. You are back, hon!

(Sarah's hubby)

Jessica said...

Good for you! I hope it is the first of many runs :)

Angela said...

I loved reading this post and am super happy for you getting back into the swing of things, but I think I might have enjoyed Rich's comment a tad bit more. What a precious husband you have! :-)


Wendy said...

haha, I couldn't run a 10 minute mile with someone else's legs! You did great :)

Casie Parrott Tyson said...

I love, love, love your blog. It is really entertaining! :) I found your blog through top baby blogs and I've got to say, it's definitely one of my favorites! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks, everyone!

And yes, Angela. I'm lucky to have a supportive husband.

~Jess said...

Good for you! I give you credit...because I couldn't have done that even when in high school lol