This morning Katrina, Laura, and Jen met at my house to run! We ran down Whispering Pines Road all the way down to CVS and back. I have always wanted to run this route but it is sooo hilly! But we survived!!!! And it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! We ran 3.21 miles in 37 minutes and 35 seconds with an average pace of 11:42. It is funny...even when I am running those hills and hating them...I still think while I am running that I absolutely LOVE running! It still seems unreal to me that I can run for so long and so far now. Andy said to me the other day, "3 miles is just easy for you now isn't it?" I wouldn't say it is easy...but I know I can do it and that makes it easier.
I am running a race this weekend! It is called the Hot Trot 5K for ARC and is being held at Lulu's Restaurant in Gulf Shores. Should be lots of fun! Jennifer and my friend Paige are running with me. And the t-shirt is a tank...I am excited about that! I am a little worried about it being so hot but hopefully it will be ok.
On Sunday, we have planned to do a long run before church...Katrina, Laura, Christina, and Jen are going to do 12 miles...I am going to do 8-9 miles...I think lol! My confidence is a little low since my 7 mile run last week was so hard but Katrina says I will be fine...we are planning on going a much slower pace. I always get a little nervous about these long runs but excited too!
Then next weekend I am doing the CAUSEway 5K with the Sole2Soul Sisters! I am sooo excited about this race! It is going to be sooo awesome to cross the finish line with these amazing ladies and seeing how far they have come with their running! I am just running this one for fun...not trying to run fast...I am going to run with some of the ladies to help support and encourage them. I can't wait!!!