The deed is DONE! Yes, that's right. I have officially run 1001.02 miles for this year. I'm sure I will get in a few more before the year is over but it is a great feeling to have accomplished this. My cute family and friends had a celebration for me on the night that I finished. I wanted to cry and shout for joy all at the same time.
The Pecos Valley Roundup was a race in Roswell, New Mexico. We went to see Tel & Sadie in Carlsbad and I found a race to run in Roswell while we were there. They have an active runners club and have a race about every 6 weeks or so. There were three length categories 20k, 10k, 2 mile. The race director said they have started doing two milers because it's something different and a little easier for those getting started.
I ran the 10k. It was a flat course compared to what I'm used to running. The Soda Screamer Half was great preparation for it. It made this seem so easy.
It was a great day for me. I got a PR 9.08 pace, 59:17 time earning 1st place in the 50-59 women's age group. Whoot! Whoot! Running in New Mexico was fabulous. Low elevation, just right temps made it so fun. I hated to leave. Carlsbad has a beautiful running path and park areas along the Pecos River. We all walked/ran along it. I'm impressed with communities that care for the well being of the citizens and provide areas to exercise, relax and rejuvenate.
Oh what fun it is to run in the snow! We had a great race this Friday with 11 of us participating in the first annual running of the Soda Screamer Half Marthon. It was a beautiful 30 degrees, overcast and a dusting of snow covered the ground. The course was great with several hills to keep us working.
MaTisha and Co. did a fantastic job of getting everything marked and organized for us. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
It was fun to run with Rach for a bit. I'm glad she decided to join me.
What a beautiful fall! I ran 10 this morning and it was very crisp when I started but just right when I finished. What a great time and place to be alive! This month has gone so quickly. The running has been easy and enjoyable. I'm actually 20 miles ahead of schedule. That feels good considering that the weatherman is predicting snow for next week. I'm not ready for that yet.
Some friends are putting together a half marathon here in Soda. The Soda Screamer-Oct. 30 7:30 a.m. It will be a fun run. Low key! Ya'll should come join us.
Good Luck to you St. George racers! Hope you qualify for Boston!!
Wow! What an exciting few weeks it has been here. Wedding, Wedding, Wedding mostly and some work and worry about the Verizon deal. The wedding was a great success. We think Tel & Sadie make a great couple. We also found out that we made the short list for Verizon and I mean short...They will be keeping our 4 stores and 2 in Jerome/Gooding area. The rest of the agents in Idaho will not have the opportunity to make the switch. I'm very grateful we have the chance. I'm also very grateful to be able to run. It helps me keep things sorted out.
My goal was to be caught up with my mileage before the wedding and I did it, actually a week early. I was able to put in some weeks of 30-35 miles so that really helped. That is a relief.