Friday, June 19, 2009

You've got to promise not to stop when I say when

Wow, look at me, I actually didn't race this week! AMAZING!
I did run however. And I had FUN, for the most part. On Tues, Les and Sharon took sick days and we ran in brooklyn then soaked our bones at the Russian baths. Now that's my kind of running!
Wed. was eh. I wasn't too psyched about my run. It went from hmm, I'll run to the Little Red Lighthouse (yes it's real!) which is 6 miles round trip to oh I guess 4 really slow is fine. So that's what I did.
Yesterday I procrastinated most of the day because it was raining. Late in the afternoon, I finally got out for a 5.5 mile run and I'm so glad I did. It had mostly stopped raining and I felt GREAT!
Today, I went for 13 miles, the longest run since the Brooklyn half. I want to start upping my milage again since training for NYC is just around the corner. I'm also 26 miles away from 1000 miles for the year.
Tomorrow, no running for me. Loren and I are going out to NJ to help raise money for Biketown Africa. Last fall, we went to help build and give away bikes in Swaziland. A trip that was truly amazing (photos here!) I hope to return to Africa again this fall. It is so difficult for people in this country to understand the impact something as simple as a bike can have. Thought your last 10k was tough? Imagine having to walk that to see a Dr or go to school or get water and how much easier it would be on a bike. With funding being cut for everything, we're hoping to raise some much needed funds for the project. Feeling generous? Every little bit counts.
Sunday will be an easy run for me so I can cheer the men of FRNY on in their points race. Look pretty boys!


Girl In Motion said...

Yay on having FUN! That lighthouse is so unexpected for NYC, never saw that before, tres cool. Another trip to Aaaafricaaaaa...yay, been since Christmas's choir cover of that inescapable Toto tune that I've annoyed you with that. Now I have a few weeks to drive you insane. tee hee

L.A. Runner said...

I love reading about people helping others, so good of you!!!!! Your pics from Africa are amazing, btw.

TiredMamaRunning said...

That's so cool what you, Loren and others are doing with Biketown Africa. Hope you get to go back again this fall too.

screaminzab said...

Nice FF reference in the title.