Friday, August 8, 2008

8 on the 8th ~ Race Report

I did it! For once, life's obligations and nuances did not get in the way and I actually completed one of Nancy's Virtual Races. Yippee!!

My sitter came over this morning and I headed out on my weekly trail run. It was humid - 47% and relatively warm (though not as much as it has been earlier this summer) - 75 degrees.
I started the run with the intention of taking it easy... I've been pretty fatigued this week following the 30K on Saturday. Circumstances prevented me from swimming on Tues and Thrs both, so I have just not been up to par this week. My muscles are tight and my right heel has been hinting that trouble may be coming, reminding me to take it easy.
At the 4.5 mile mark, I stopped at the park for water... I then proceeded home. I returned to my cheer squad and the finish in 1:21:27 ... an average 10:10 min per mile. Certainly not my best performance but acceptable.We are looking forward to watching the Olympics this year. I am most looking forward to the running and swimming events, naturally. Go USA! :D


  1. Hmph. After that, I surrender already ;-)

  2. Excellent run!! You beat me! :O) Thats ok, i'm not competitive...yeah right!!!

  3. Love your new look!
    I will be watching the swimming too.

  4. Congrats! on the 8 on 08.08.08.

    I completed mine today too! Nancy does a great job with these virtual races.


  5. Great race! Glad you could finally make one of these - they are fun, aren't they?

  6. Nice job doing 8 on the 8th, it must have been a very lucky run, the # 8 being considered an extremely lucky number in China.

    Nice flag!

  7. Awww, great pics. You did it!! So glad it worked out for you to be with us! Nice running.


  8. Ooooo loving the new look! Very nice!

    How cute are you!! Fabulous job my dear!

  9. How do you make your running photos look so good?

    Mine always look frumpy!

  10. I think you did a great job! Glad to hear life wasn't gonna get in the way of this virtual race!

    Great pics!


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