Sunday, September 13, 2009

Meetup!

This morning I met Natalie for a run! She was visiting her in-laws in CT and we met about in the middle. She was planning to run 10, which I considered trying to stick out but that SO did not happen. It was a little sad to realize that even running 5 miles was not easy. I've done that plenty on the treadmill, but add in hills, and I was done. We ran part of a rail trail that apparently was downhill on the way down, because after we turned around it was definitely all uphill! I could not run and talk by that point and forced Natalie to walk a couple times so I wouldn't die as we averaged our (my) somewhat pathetic pace of probably just under 10 minute miles. She continued on for a few more miles after we got back to the cars.

I am running a 10k next weekend and I think I am going to be slow and disappointed! I just didn't realize that 5 or 6 miles is long for me now. It makes sense given that I don't do long runs at all...but still! Not fair! Ugh. I need to rethink my workouts once it gets too cold for me to rude my bike regularly (probably another 2 months, max).

It was super fun to meet her though and talk about the babies, teaching, running...

5 comments:

Mama Simmons said...

How fun to meet a fellow blogger!! I'm going to meet several bloggers in Kona next month and am totally looking forward to it! :)

N.D. said...

Yay! I had fun today, it was great running and meeting you! I'll let you know when I'm up here again, we can build up your leg runs! The town was really cute. Thanks for finding the trail.

Angela and David Kidd said...

That's great that you guys got to meet one another. Isn't it funny how you know someone although you've never actually met them. When I met DC Running Mama I felt like I needed to give her a hug when we introduced ourselves to one another because I'd read so much about her.

X-Country2 said...

You and Natalie were some of the first running blogs I started reading, so it's cool that you ladies got to meet up.

Mnowac said...

How fun you got to meet up! Don't worry about the runs, its all relative, just be proud of what you are able to do right now.