Tuesday, September 11, 2012

10 Things About My Running

1. Best run ever: 2012 Monument Avenue 10k, this was my first run after retraining myself how to run after ITBS (see #7). My cadence was perfect for the entire run. I felt awesome through the entire run. Everything just went right. I was due for this run after two previous attempts.

2. Three words that describe my running: Renewing, fun, and strong

3. My go-to running outfit is: My Lululemon tank and skirt in porcelain blue, until it gets cold. Then I will bundle up in Brooks tights, Under Armor cold gear tank, and gloves/ear band/6 other layers as needed. J/k ... well maybe not.

4. Quirky habit while running: I can't finish running unless I hit a full or half-mile.

5. Morning, midday, evening: Usually evening due to hubby's schedule, but morning when I can.

6. I won’t run outside when it’s: Too hot is usually the problem in the South, but I have been known to avoid the rain, the cold, snow, and ice. I'm a running wimp.

7. Worst injury—and how I got over it: ITB Syndrome 3 times in a row - cortisone shots, anti-inflammatories, icing, foam rolling, stretching, glut and ab strengthening, and finally retraining myself to increase my cadence and decrease my stride length with the help of my Garmin 610.

8. I felt most like a badass mother runner when: a longer run feels easy.

9. Next race is: Richmond HCA 8K in November

10. Potential running goal for 2013: My first half-marathon, trying to decide which one.


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  1. I love that you make yourself hit a half or full mile marker before stopping. Might make that a new quirk of mine as well!

    1. Delhibound - just hope you don't get the OCD bug like me. My running buddies think I'm nuts that I will circle a parking lot to hit the magic number. I did that on Saturday.

  2. Hi Jill! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! I *may* try to find some shorts in more colors than black...but I'm sort of a black kind of girl. :^)

    How exciting that you're planning a half in 2013--you will *love* it. As for the heat, I don't know how you Southern ladies do it. I used to live in Texas and I don't know how I did it (but I did).

    1. Thanks Terzah. I will have to keep checking your blog looking for color. :)

      Since our big half-marathon is in November, and I wasn't ready to leap there yet, I am on the hunt for a destination half. Trying to keep it fun.

  3. I share the running quirk with you of having to finish with a .5 or .0 on my garmin. I can't STAND it when it's not round!

    You might want to look into Shamrock Half in Virginia Beach as your first half. It was my first half and I did really well there. It's flat and I think as "easy" as running 13.1 miles gets.

    1. Thanks Kathryn for the idea on something close by. I wish I could something really run like a Disney or Zooma, but this is definitely more doable.

      Hope you are doing okay with the crutches.