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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Back at it...

Sabrina Here...
I was going to post before my run but I'm glad I waited till after.  First off my Dad is doing ok, he came out of the Double Bypass surgery fine, and he finally finished his will.  YA!!!! That was a huge win for me.  Now it's just a matter of getting some answers from the doctors.

I haven't run since last Thursday I was going to try Sunday but I just napped and then ended up driving to see my parent on Monday and driving home Yesterday.  Now I know if I didn't before I'm addicted to running.  I was craving it worse than I have craved chocolate.  My legs could feel the freedom of being allowed to just be free and run.  I even dreamed about it last night, but unlike the craving for chocolate, which is never as good as I imagine it to be, my run was even better.  It first I was scared, it was my first night as a group leader, and the first time I've ever run 9km straight through, and the first time at a 7:08/km pace.  On top of it I was suppose to be in the front, not at the back which is easier. Oh crap Oh Crap Oh crap.  That was all that went throlugh my head for the first 4km.  At some point I realized that I was fine, and I was doing it, and hey this didn't feel so bad.  So much for worrying about if all these experienced runner were going to over take me and throw me out as a group leader, and that I would let them down.  I WAS DOING IT!!!! 9km straight through at an average pace of  7:01/km plus I even went back and picked up the back group and added another km but I did take a bit of a break there.  Woot Woot 10km tonight, what a great way to come back and run. 

Oh and I'm super proud another one of my clinic people that started with me at the learn to run level also joined the Half Marathon!!! Sorry I didn't get to do a little excited dance for you Sharlene, I was all caught up in my head, and next week Val starts her training.  I'm all giddy for them. 

Pam and Claudia are off in Disneyland or world, not sure I always get them confused.  But I hope they have a great time and bring back lots of pictures to post, and a fun hat for me to wear well running. 

Good Night or good whatever time of the day you are reading this, in my world it's sleep time.  zzzzzz Sabrina


  1. Glad to hear that your dad did well with the surgery!

  2. hi, thanks for the follow...ok, so you 3 ladies are doing WHAT? what is the cancer ride you are doing and what is the death race? lol, sounds fun! :-)

  3. Thanks Staci, I'm glad he is fine too.

    Bethany + Ryan we are doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer which is a 2 day ride and it's about 200k from what I understand. Yikes. The Death race is 125km of trail runs, up 2 mountains, and then down and around them. the link is if you want to check it out.

  4. Congrats on your 9k!
    Wishing your dad a speedy recovery!

  5. glad your dad is doing well! nice job on the run - i totally lived through you and the play-by-play you wrote :) i feel that way with all my hard runs - ack am i really supposed to do this? and then feeling so accomplished when you do, in fact, complete the workout.

    thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. i added you to my google reader so i can keep up with you too!