Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Girl Running

The weekend seemed to fly by, we had company here and lots of things planned. 
Saturday I ran 7 miles.  So happy to be back up to 7 miles.  7 miles is my standard run length.  It takes me about an hour and in my mind is my happy spot. 

Sunday I got up early and run the three miles to my garden.  I weeded for a bit and then ran back home.  The three miles to the garden are mostly downhill and were with the wind.  The way back of course was the opposite and kicked my butt.  I haven't run that route or that many hills since I hurt my quad.   So I stopped a few times to take some pictures.

Like this one


and this one.  You can see the grass is still pretty green here, which for the middle of July is pretty good.  The cheatgrass has all turned

and the wheat will be ready for harvest soon as you can see in the picture below taken on a different morning.


My son got to be in a parade with his 4-H club Saturday
Little Cowgirl was just happy to ride the merry go round.
This morning I did a 6 mile run and my average pace was 8:23...YAY!! I feel like I am really progressing now.  Although running a sub 8 minute mile still really kicks my butt, BUT it is feeling okay on the right quad which is the most important thing right now.  I am really gaining confidence back in my ability to run and run fast again post injury.

19 miles in three days.  I will take it!



23 comments:

  1. Hooray for running 19 miles in 3 days at a great pace! I am sure you have a huge grin on your face! I am so happy to hear the good news!

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  2. Good to hear! One thing I've noticed is that it takes a while for the 'trust' to come back after an injury. And also that the teeniest hill feels hard work!

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  3. 7 miles is my happy place run, too!! I'm so glad you're back!

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  4. I always love your pictures! Congrats on the comeback! Sounds like it is really progressing! If I had to run 3 miles to my garden, I would be working there a lot lot lot less. LOL!

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  5. I can't wrap my head around you running 3 miles to your garden! I am soooo happy you are feeling much better and increasing your mileage and intensity. And keep those photos coming! I love seeing the open fields and cows. So foreign for this it's dweller :)

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  6. You are pretty speedy for the amount of time you had to take off. Sounds like things are progressing quickly. :-)

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  7. I am so happy that you're getting your running groove back :)

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  8. You are doing SO great! Rock on Christy!
    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  9. Beautiful! Glad you had a great 7 mile run and enjoyed the run to your garden! Sounds like it's getting better and better each week (and I'm so happy for you)!

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  10. 6-8 miles is definitely my happy place :) I love the first picture - it's beautiful! And I can't believe your garden is 3 miles away, that's crazy!

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  11. So awesome to hear!! Sounds like you are recovering and progressing very well! I love wheat fields. I think they are so beautiful!

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  12. YAY!!! Happy Dance!! I'm so glad to hear that you are backing to running!! Congrats!!

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  13. You go girl!!! So happy for you!

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  14. Yay!!!! You are so back girly!!! I'm glad to hear that you are getting some pain free miles under your belt! 19 miles in 3 days....I would take that too!!

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  15. Congrats on getting some good miles in girl.

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  16. Yay! Glad you are feeling better:)

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  17. Congrats, Christy!! I happy that the quad is behaving!!

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  18. Awesome! So glad you're getting back into it. My garden is maybe a half mile away and oh the weeds.

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  19. yah on happy running, cant wait to get to that point! good picks!

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  20. Nice miles and gorgeous scenery. Happy kids, too!

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  21. You continue to inspire me!!! Way to go on a smart recovery!!!

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  22. I always enjoy your pictures of the farm. Thanks for sharing!

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