Oh yes, I've been running regularly since the beginning of the year, and I'm finally back to my good ole 10k distance again, after that last injury in December. I'm ready to push forward to my 2013 goal distance of 15k. Goal race for that is the Gorilla Run in October, so I've got lots of time. Heck, 15k is so close to half-marathon distance, maybe I can achieve that by the end of 2013.
Maybe. Depends a lot of hubby and daughter.
The sad thing for me is that all the weight I lost in 2012, I promptly regained not long after I recovered from the horrible GI illness I had in early January. Someone yesterday told me I look slimmer. I don't think so, just maybe a bit more toned now. You be the judge:
|Before today's snowstormy, bone-chilling -22 deg C 10k run.|
getting faster (haha, what an oxymoron that is!). My fastest 5k training run is 30:10 mins (pace 6:01 mins/km) and my fastest 10k training run is 1:06:09 (pace 6:36 mins/km) so far. But these weren't continuous, in fact, I had to pause my Garmin a couple of times so that the rest of the group could catch up as I was running with the 10k clinic. I will need to test myself in some race or another, not sure which one yet, as most I've signed up are family walks, fun runs and the Vancouver Sun Run is to pace my sister in her first 10k. The latter race has me so excited, running with my little sister. Love it!!!
Like I said, my daughter has been keeping me busy. A four year old will do that. Her birthday was last month, and of course her bday party as well. It's always fun with your own kid, no matter what the age. Yes, I mourn the fact that she is well and truly no longer a baby, heck she is even losing the baby fat - but in her place is a child with her own creative ideas and theories that she can't wait to tell me all about them. That is, when she is not expressing them through her books, her music, or her paintings.
|Her newest painting when I got home from my run. A fish with hands. Go figure.|
|Ditched mama for boys...how typical.|
|My adoring Casey...but please excuse my comfortable sheep pj's.|