hello blog followers! sorry i've been MIA for so long - we had a busy weekend with about 10-15 friends coming to camp out with us. tons of fun, but not much time for blogging. M was among those friends, and we got to run twice over the weekend, on friday and sunday. sunday, my other friend K joined us as well.
we did the same route for both runs - AKA the route that avoids hills as much as possible. on friday when it was the two of us, we finished the 2 miles in 20:16, so a 10:08 pace. i was pretty happy with that! the run didn't feel too terribly hard, but i was definitely tired after. we went again sunday, and managed to cut our time down to 19:58. yay for sub-10 minute paces, if only by a second! we definitely sped up significantly for the last 2 minutes. i knew we were close to the end so i wanted to push myself as hard as i could without burning out. it was a good run, but it felt a lot harder - probably mostly because it was hotter out, but maybe also because we were going somewhat faster. i definitely got into the lake the second we were done to cool off, and it felt amazing.
M has noticed that the first 5 minutes of any run is the hardest. i agree, but unfortunately i'm not sure i feel that the next 15 minutes are all that much better. i guess i still don't feel like "i am a runner" yet, if that makes sense. i'll run, and i usually feel good afterward, but it's only for a few rare moments during the run where i'm actually feeling good or positive about the whole thing! for other runners out there: what is your experience like, and how was it when you first started running? when did you finally "feel like a runner"? when, if ever, did you start to really enjoy your runs?
lots of food posts coming, as i cooked 6 recipes this weekend - get excited!