Sunday, May 14, 2006

When It's Something You Get to Do

Today Jason and I got home after being at Fermilab from 8am Saturday morning till 4:30 Sunday evening. We were both able to catch some zzzz's at our friend Mikko and Tuula's house so thanks to them for letting us use their guestroom. Jason slept from 12-6am this morning and I slept from about 7:30am - 12:30pm. The only problem was that I woke up about every hour, but I was able to always go back to sleep which is good.

So after being stuck indoors and not eating well and sleeping all screwy I was really worried about being able to even get out there for a run this evening. But, we got home and it was so beautiful out, so I thought what the heck. So we went out really slow and even before we got to the end of the block I knew it was going to be a great run.

About a mile into our run we ran into our friend Mark who was driving by which I think is always funny to see someone you know from work driving right by your running route...gotta love that small town livin'. We ended up feeling great where we originally had thought we would turn around so we went another 1/2 mile making for a total run of 6 miles.

We talked a lot about the marathon and how hard it'll be to train this summer with these shifts. However, I told Jason that if we could run so well today this would be the worst of it. There will never be a time again that we'll have to be there for such a long period of time and then try and run. So I'm getting more confident that the training will go well this summer. Just gotta hold strong!


Joe said...

You two have amazing resiliency. Way to get out there and do it under difficult circumstances!

Running Jayhawk said...

You two are rockstars.

If I'm even the tiniest bit exhausted, grumpy, sore I usually forego the running. I am such a wimp!

LeahC said...

thanks guys. Actually after being stuck in a basement for a weekend it was quite the treat to go outdoors. We kept saying, what's this bright light in the sky...owww it's hurting my head :-)

Lots of times if i'm feeling bad, but can get out for a run I feel better when it's over...but last night I basically passed out :-)