Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Well allrighty then

This was the photo that made tonight's run happen:

Taken at the tail end of the CCHS 5K, when I was pushing myself beyond what I believed I had in me, I noticed something about my stride/stance.  I don't know if it's a common thing, but I was leaning way forward.  WAY forward.  For tonight's run, I tried to stay conscious of that, and when I felt the pull, I had a little chat with my core and my legs.  Core muscles tight, use the leg span and get the legs a bit forward.  Lo and behold!  I could have probably kept running...dare I say to the 10K level...this evening.  That's crazy, as I felt nauseous and migraine-ish off and on today.  The weather was perfect, the sun was setting, and I finally figured out how to keep myself from feeling like someone was trying to pull my lungs up through my throat.  Here's the exciting news from Nike (click on image for a larger view):

Sunday, April 3, 2011

What About Your Friends?

Today, my friends and I ran a 5K.  It is 78 degrees and the winds are being clocked at 30 mph.  But we looked good, as we all had on our Zumbalicious Runners shirts that we had done some fancy craftwork to.

The additional cool part was that it was a fundraiser for Ignatius' future high school, Bloomington Central Catholic.  Much love to all of my Zumba pals for running with me. I did not run the entire thing as I had planned, but I ran more than I ever had before.  The wind was quite a contender to my breathing. :)