(yes I am alive!! The blogging silence has been due to a 2 week road trip, just me and the kids, with no computer and I am 1 of the only people in America with NO smartphone, so internet access/time was limited. It was nice to feel “unplugged” for a while)
There are a lot of things I love about running, but a big one is the running community and celebrating with others. It brings me such joy to celebrate another runner’s accomplishments! I got to celebrate running joys with my sister while visiting her on my recent road trip.
A while back my sister asked me to help her with a plan to start running. I’ve done this for several friends and I was so excited to give her tools to get started. She started with run/walk intervals and has built up to long runs of 7 miles on the weekends. I am so impressed and proud of her. She is truly a natural runner and runs effortlessly (which makes me wonder what she could do if she wanted to increase intensity!!)
Last Saturday, her amazing husband was happy to hold down the fort with their 3 kids plus my 3 kids while we headed out to run. I made sure to not push the pace and just run side by side. She kept saying we needed to slow down, but we never really did. We finished 7 miles at an 8:45 pace. She was FLOORED – never did she imagine she could run that far at that pace! It was so fun being apart of it and being so excited with her! And it was my longest run since my injury!
Sunday, her amazing husband kept the kids again and we head out for what she says is a “short, easy run” – well that is 4.8 miles at 8:30 pace!
She’s a natural I’m telling you!