Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today's run was a group run in downtown Birmingham. We met at the fountain in Southside. There were only three other 101 runners making us a pretty small group. The run was 2.5 miles, uphill the first half, downhill the second half. The route went through the old neighborhoods near Highland Avenue. It was very pretty, there are a lot of old houses through there. I passed a park where a lot of people had their dogs and I wished I had Linus with me.

The next group run is on Saturday, but we're going camping this weekend, so I won't be going to that one.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

There hasn't been an update in a while because I went on a cruise, and then I was sick for a little while, so I'm just now getting back into running. I did run while on the cruise, but only twice. That was an interesting experience. The boat had a track on the top level so you could run while looking out at the ocean. It was a bit difficult to run while the boat was swaying back and forth. The wind also was blowing pretty hard so while running one way you were going into the wind and the other way it was helping you run faster.

I got sick on the day we came home from the cruise so I didn't run for about a week, and then Aunt Flo came and I'm just now getting my energy back.

Yesterday I went on my first group run in a while. I was running with the 102 group, but since it's been so long, I put myself in 101. Good thing too. 102 was running 4 miles and there's now way I could have done that. Instead I did 2.5 miles. Linus went with me and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Today was another 2.5 miles. I ran at home this time and got charged by a neighbor's dog. That was not fun. Eric's going to go with me next time.

Here's the running schedule for next week:

Day 1: 2 miles

Day 2: 2.5

Day 3: 2 miles

Day 4: 2.5

Day 5: 2.5

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Well, yesterday was Labor Day and since we both had off work, Eric and I drove to Tennessee to visit his parents for the weekend. I took my running gear, but never actually made it outside for a run. But it's a new week, and I have already gotten one run out of the way.

There was a group run tonight at 6:00 on the Lakeshore Trail. I ran three miles. I actually stopped during the middle for a short one minute walk. My legs were hurting at the very beginning. I'm almost positive that it's due to my running shoes being old and worn out. After my first paycheck I'm going to go to the running store and get fitted for new shoes. Also, my left foot went numb towards the end of the run. I think I tied my shoelaces too tightly.

There is another group run tomorrow night at the Trak Shak. This one is at 5:30 though, and I don't know if I can make it there in time. If not, I'll just run when I get home.