Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just call me Lance

It’s been almost 4 months since I decided to take a break from running. After the half marathon in April, I was convinced that I was done running for good. I was tired of the sore shins, running the same routes, eating the same food, and the expensive running shoes. However, eventually I came to my senses and realized that I just needed a break from running. So I stopped running for the summer. I spent my summer going to aerobics and walking with friends. I was still received plenty of exercise, and I was enjoyed the new exercise regimen. Finally, in August I decided it was time to get back into running. I took off one morning to run and made it a mile. It was awesome, I felt really cool. But I kept on trying to run 3-4 times a week, and push myself to farther distances.

Saturday, I ran my first race out of retirement. It was ugly. I received my worst time with a 5K. But that’s ok; I knew I wouldn’t have a great time. Saturday my goal was to run the race. I needed to see how much work I have ahead of me, before my half in December, which is quite a bit of work. A lot of work! So needless to say, I’m back to running and it looks like I have months of hard work ahead of me. If Lance can come out of retirement than why not OK Chick; and yes, Nike will be sponsoring me as well!

3 comments:

Renee said...

Congrats on coming out of retirement. I think a summer break is a good idea considering the heat we've had this year...unless you have an indoor track where you can run...but those are boring.

I'm sure your next race will be a huge improvement over this last one. Remember any time that you run and finish...it's all good. :D

Scotty said...

After your 5k, did you have your tongue out like the pic?

OK Chick said...

Of course, I stick my tongue out after I run 3miles.