Lately I have had more great runs than good runs…..

Good runs are any run I go on – fast, slow, hard, easy – I’m thankful to be running. Great runs are those that inspire me, those that boost my confidence, those that make me fall more in love with the sport of running.
Thursday I had a good run. In all honesty it was terrible but I reminded myself that I was running and even the worst runs were still runs. I found peace in my misery… was good and awful all at once.

It was hot, my legs felt dead, the humidity was ridiculous, I was pushing the double stroller, and Miles who never whines on runs, complained the whole time.

Mile 1: 9:59

I was putting forth my typical effort and was getting a mile that was over a minute slower than my first mile typically is on this trail. 6 miles completed. UGH.

I felt so awful on the run that the minute I was back at the car I told myself I was not running tomorrow under any circumstances. My mind needed a day to forget the misery.

Saturday morning I started fresh. I headed out the door with my new long run training paces in mind and was determined to hit every mile.

Mile 1: 8:48
Mile 2: 8:31
Mile 3: 8:30
Mile 4: 8:25
Mile 5: 8:23
Mile 6: 8:22
Mile 7: 8:17
Mile 8: 8:00
Mile 9: 7:57
Mile 10: 7:46

A perfect negative split run. Great runs make me happy!

A huge CONGRATS to my friend Jess at Pace of Me who PR’ed yesterday in her 10K. She had her 3rd baby this year and is such an inspiration to me!

Cherry Blossom 2010 – A GREAT RUN
What was your run this weekend? Was is good or great?


  1. TurnerLifeAround says:

    I did a 10k yesterday and it was definitely a GREAT run! It was only my 3rd race of that distance (my first one was actually the fall into winter in 2009 and you were there :) I pred yesterday by 5 minutes and got first in my age group…def great and a reminder why I have the bad runs- they make ones like this that much better! Thanks for being a huge inspiration to me :)

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Glad you had a GREAT run! Love the negative splits.

  3. Jessica (The Pace of Me) says:

    that does sound like a great run! d, i love you. i love that you say i inspire you, especially when you inspire me so much. i think of you every time i run and am so very thankful for the gift of your friendship. love love love, always and forever and a million times over.

  4. Jeannie says:

    Great job on the negative splits. I had a great 14.5 mile run this weekend. It was very slow but felt good and I was happy to easily make it over 14 miles for the first time since my knee surgery last year. :)

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