Saturday, January 22, 2011
A nice 5 mile trail recovery run at 7:46 pace. After my barefoot warm-up, I ran in the Nike Free 3.0's. My legs were a little fatiguted after yesterday's hilly run.
Today was another reminder as to why I run. I don't primarily run to train or race although I really enjoy racing. I run primarily for the way it makes me feel and how it allows me to get through the really tough times. My grandmother passed away last night and she's was quite sick for the last few days which has been very difficult. A lot of crying and being unable to sleep. My safe haven is running and I thought about her while running today. While running I thought about all the memories I had growing up with my grandmother. She was the strongest women I've met and the reason I can run today is because of the strength that she passed along to me.
I have a 10 mile hill run planned for tomorrow which I'll run nice and easy.
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