Saturday, September 02, 2006

An Easy Mile

Normally I don't run two days in a row, but today I was really itching to do something - so I went out for an easy mile.

I went down to the running path and really did an easy mile on the path when it hit me - it wasn't that long ago that I couldn't run a mile... let alone an easy mile.

How cool is that?

Not only that, I tried some heel-lock lacing on my 991's and it made a big difference in the feel of the shoe. I think I'll have to do that with them from now on. Of course getting them off my feet was a pain in the butt, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

I added a new feature to my side bar: other runner's blogs. Different people are at different points of running. Some are like me - just getting started - while others are having Ironman dreams. It's good to see that you're not alone out there trying to do this thing and we all have dreams, goals and expectations of ourselves... whether it's running an "easy" mile or surviving the Ironman.


Nini said...

You've been reading my blog oh wise auntie... you can post the link :)

Good job on your easy mile... I know the exact feeling you're talking about... "Easy mile" was NOT part of my vocabulary at one point, heck... MILE seemed intimidating, let alone 3.1, 6.2, 10, 13.1, 26.2... it's such a good feeling :) Welcome to the club!!!

Pat Monahan said...

Thank you for thinking enough of my blog to display it on yours. I am thinking about doing the same with some of the blogs I really like. Your's would be one of them. I think what I like best about your blog is your connection with Boston. Reading about Heartbreak Hill is very interesting. If you get a chance, you should run and write about other parts of the Boston Marathon course. Or for that matter, Boston in general. I am going to write more about running in Arizona. The plants, cactus, weather, different locations, etc. Let me know if there's anything you want to know about running in the sonoran desert.

Enjoy, pat

Caylynn said...

Heel locking on shoes really helps, doesn't it?

Yay on running two days in a row. :) I just started doing that this summer myself.

(BTW, I found your blog from the blogs thread that was posted on the Runango Women's forum a while back)