Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Big Girl Run!

On Sunday I introduced you to my sister Reecie, the newest member of the team and told you that we would be running on Monday. There was a change in plans and we moved our run to last night. Can I just tell you that I was really really nervous?? My sister has been running for awhile now and she likes to run looooooong distances. She told me that we would be running a one mile "path" around a lake in this development near our homes. I thought to myself, "Ok...1 mile...I can do that without passing out". Then she said that there was no set distance for the run and we would just see how we felt..." already feel like we should stop after one mile!"  :)

Ready to run!

I brought my ipod & headphones with me but Reecie told me that she found the time and distance seem to go by faster if you don't listen to music and just talk with the person you're running with. I have to admit, it wasn't as difficult running without music as I thought it would be. We did the first mile at a 10:00 min pace and when we were almost done she looked over at me and asked if I felt like I could do another mile. I said yes and off we went. Our pace for the second mile was a bit slower (Reecie figured about 11:00 min since neither one of us had a watch) and it was dark by the time we finished the second mile so we decided not to do a 3rd.

As we were stretching, I asked Reecie about breathing while running. I've found that I breathe through my mouth while running so at times it sounds like I'm gasping for air when I'm perfectly fine. She gave me some tips for breathing and we talked about the possibility of running the 3 mile loop at Reid Park in Tucson.

All in all, I feel like I did well for my first big girl run and it was a great way to spend time with my sister. We're going again on Friday night and our mom is joining us - should be fun!


  1. You go girl! I hope you find the love of running xx

  2. Good job girl! See you got this!! And running outside sure does beat the treadmill :)

  3. Woohooo GREAT job lady!!!

  4. So awesome! What I wouldn't give to have my sisters live near me! :)

  5. yyyaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!
    great job chica!!!!
    proud of ya!

  6. Wow, good job! That's good time for a first timer, I'm impressed!

  7. running is a fun thing to incorporate into your fitness plan! it's also fun when you run with others!