Monday, May 7, 2012

C4 Miles

Several weeks ago, Amy from knitting told my sister and me about a run her organization, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, was having a race and since we were runners, we should do it and help eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Since I'll all about running and mental illness, I said sure. 

Then last Monday, said sister reminded me that the C4 Miles was this upcoming Sunday. Great I thought. I just did a race last weekend. And I was supposed to run 6 miles on Sunday, not 3. Well, not to worry, the race distance was actually 4 miles (C4 Miles makes a lot more sense now) and since that was the distance I needed to run on Saturday, I could just switch my days. No problem.

Except I had another one of those weeks. If anything happens mid-week, an appointment, a bad day, my whole schedule gets thrown off. I'll spare you the specifics, but let's just say I ran Tuesday, skipped Wednesday and Thursday, and despite my best intentions and even telling Mr. H. that I needed to do a 6 mile run on Saturday, didn't do that either. To make matters worse, we went out on Saturday night and even though I was in bed by midnight, getting up at 7 a.m. to run 4 miles just wasn't sounding that attractive...but I did it anyway.

It was a nice jog down the lakefront path, something I haven't done in a while. And it was actually sunny for a bit of it (though it proceeded to rain the rest of the day). My overall time was 39.09 and I finished 6th in my age group. I finished 88th overall. Not too bad for a less than stellar week. I didn't break any land-speed records (mine or otherwise), but I at least managed to get a run in on the weekend.

The even better news is that sister finished in 34:17, winning her age group. Very exciting!
 
Running stats for week ending May 6
 
Miles run this week: 7
Fastest mile this week: 9:19
Training miles to date: 35.6

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