Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back in the game

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support on my last post. It seems like you guys are almost as excited as I am that I can run again, and that means the world to me.

Last night I laced up and headed out for my second run post-injury. Everything clicked immediately. I felt fantastic! I stuck to a comfortable pace right around 6:00/KM (I'm not even going to think about pushing the pace until I get my distances back up) and felt like I could keep going and going and... you get the idea.



I set out to run only slightly longer than Sunday's 4K, but finished off at 7.1 (4.4mi). I could easily have kept on going, but Mom was expecting me for dinner. (Pancakes, anyone?)



Based on how I felt yesterday, I'm hoping to get a 10K in the books before the end of this weekend.

And speaking of 10K, I registered for the Sporting Life 10K yesterday.

Canada's EASIEST and one of the fastest downhill 10k's, it runs right down the middle of Canada's most famous street—Yonge Street!

Whether you are a novice looking for the easiest course around to complete your first 10k or a seasoned veteran setting that new PB, this is the event for you! Sign up today and join 10,000+ fitness enthusiasts in the dash down Yonge Street.


I loved the energy and excitement of this event last year and I blew my own goal out of the water with a 49:10 finish. It's a famously fast course and I am definitely looking for another PR. Any of my fellow Torontonians going to be there?

33 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

All this time off for your shoulder doesn't seem to have set you back much at all.

Go get 'em!

Denise said...

Looks like you're doing great! I'm glad it's going well and things are looking up again.

M*J*C said...

AWESOME!!!! So happy for you! That 10K sounds like it will be great, I'll have to put that on my "to do list"!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like you're doing great! Congrats on the comeback. Good luck at your race.

RunningLaur said...

the race sounds really cool. It's great that you're able to register for it and can start training!

Heather said...

Great job on the runs! The 10K looks like a fun race.

J said...

That sounds like a super awesome fun 10k!! I wish i could run it!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

we love pancakes for dinner at our house.... with peanut butter.

tfh said...

Hooray for the great runs! And my stomach literally let out a loud growl when I saw the pancakes...guess it's time for a snack. ;)

Blyfinn said...

It's so great to hear how excited you are. It makes me excited to get out and run after work today!

Julianne said...

Yay for signing up for the 10k!!! You are SO on your way BACK!! :-)

lindsay said...

nice job on your runs! glad you have a 10k to look forward to as well :)

BeachRunner said...

Freeking YAY!!!!!

Kristen said...

What fun race. I hope you get to do it.
Yumm pancakes for dinner...I love doing that...I'm awake enough to enjoy it!

Road Warrior said...

Just like riding a bike, apparently. Glad to see your fitness hasn't left you.

The Happy Runner said...

Wow! Good for you. You deserve things to go smoothly.

I Run for Fun said...

This is great. I can't help feeling injuries are sent to reinforce our love for running!

The race looks like a big one. I'd love to run a downhill race.

Ted said...

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Glad you are back to running! Sounds freaking awesome!

Marci said...

Yeah that you are up and running, that really is great news! I may run NJ,or Mississauga. If I am home, I will come and cheer you guys on or volunteer! I am sure you will PR!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear your shoulder injury hasn't set you back too much in your running!

Marcy said...

Pancakes for dinner? Dang!! I want some LOL

joyRuN said...

Must've felt so good to register for that race! YEAY!!!

I just served up pancakes & bacon for dinner two hours ago :)

Brian said...

You are back! Back in the races, haha, sounds fun, and I hope you get a PR!

Running Around Acres said...

Great job. Feels good to be back in the saddle again.

Laurel said...

Wooo! Awesome!

Those pancakes look great! Look at that syrup.

Melanie said...

yep, we both beat the price hike! :) See you on Yonge St! Happy running

Brian said...

Quick reply to your comment. I haven't started stair running but I am definitly doing it as part of my runs. The only stairs I have around my routes is in a parking garage.

All the posts I read about the GWM say you better do stairs/hills etc because it will tear your calves to shreds, yikes!

D10 said...

So glad you are able to be back at it. Pancakes taste so good after a run!

Carly said...

*drool* I love pancakes! I am glad you are back in the game.

yumke said...

Woo hoo, just catching up on blog reading and see you're back. So you doing ATB? only four weeks!

yumke said...

I'm doing Sporting Life.. Love it, missed it last year for a marathon but not this year.

Marky Mark said...

Good for you! Yes I'm doing Sporting Life as well but won't be nearly as fast as you...

aron said...

omg pancakes have been the only thing i have been craving lately, i finally gave in yesterday :)

GREAT job on the runs!!!! YAY :)