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New hobby: Running

Running is my new hobby. I'm not super-serious about it, at least yet. It's something I've always wanted to try. My father ran track in college, and my brother Jim ran in high school. Recently Jim has gotten back into it, partly because his son Tim ran in high school and is now running for Penn State. I followed Jim's discussions with a bunch of other cool people in a running forum, and I finally got to a point where I decided to go for it.

So a few weeks ago I told Jim that I wanted to run in an upcoming 5K race. He advised me against it, as it was only 10 days away, but knowing I was going to do it anyway, he gave me a miracle 10-day training program. The results were not bad:
http://www.nvrun.com/res-crackodawn2007.html (I finished 30th out of 93 runners).

On July 4th I ran a 4K. Again, I was happy with the outcome. http://www.nvrun.com/res-fire4k-07.html 145 out of 691. I'm digging this.

Today there were no gyms open for basketball, so I ran the longest training run this year, 10.2 miles, at a 10:36 pace, and am still exhilarated.


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Jul. 7th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Nifty. I enjoy running (of course, these days I'm happy when I can run more than one block at a stretch, but hey-- I'm not in it for the competition.)
Jul. 7th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
I am impressed. Seriously, I am really impressed. You must be in great shape to have the stamina to run those distances.

Because of my weak ankles, I have never able to run for more that a mile. But, my husband was a runner. That is before his back got all screwed up. He used to run at least 4 to 6 klicks every day. And, I have to tell you that he had the sexiest legs ever. He even won a sexy leg contest on the Boardwalk at Ocean City.

So, beware. Running is a prescription for sexy legs. ;-)
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Pah. I had sexy legs before I started running. Or at least I've been told. If running improves on that, I won't complain.
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