"Run pigeon run"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
That's the DM on Twitter I received from Bear last night after he saw my run stats for yesterday (yes, my nickname is "pigeon.")

Since I quit smoking almost 4 months ago (Three months, four weeks, one day, 19 hours, 27 minutes and 22 seconds to be precise) and took up running again a few weeks ago, my pace has improved considerably. Finally I am running consistently below 12 minutes a mile and am getting closer and closer to 11 (okay, for semantics' sake, I am a jogger - whatever)! I have faith that by the time I run the Iron Girl I can safely and easily keep a pace around 10. None of this means much to my boyfriend, nonetheless I really truly appreciate his support.

I'm only preparing to run a 10K this time so my "long runs" are pretty unimpressive, but while Bear was gone I barely ran at all so I feel like I'm starting from scratch in a sense. Now I am quickly back on the bandwagon, running 3 times a week and doing various cross training other days, with only Monday and Friday as "rest" days. I feel great although I have gone up a few pounds from the extra activity...I know I'm moving in the right direction and that weight will drop off soon enough.

As my 30th birthday swiftly approaches, I face it with a big smile and a fitter booty.


gaba said...

attagirl. I've gotten moving a lot lately too

Alyson O'Holic said...

We're down to hike around Lincoln Park with you guys some weekend... Seriously, call me!

gaba said...

I'd like that a lot. I love love love that place.

Alyson O'Holic said...

Let's make plans for real. I have yet to show the bf this wondrous place and the hills are great exercise. :)

gaba said...

I think we should be in town next weekend. I'm available any day after 5(ish) if you ever want to go as a trio. I want to wander and see things so badly

Alyson O'Holic said...

My honey stays on the Island during the week until he gets his WA driver license, but that should be relatively soon...Probably not before next weekend though.

As far as I know the sched is open that weekend, so I will pencil it in and we can touch base as we get closer!

Let's wander, dude.

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