This is Kristin.
It's hard to believe, but our little blog is about to have its 100th post! That means I want to follow the blog world trend and do another giveaway to celebrate. So stay tuned and be ready to win some fun stuff in the next post. The thing is, we just haven't decided what. Any requests??
Well thank you all for the well wishes on my beating my half marathon PR by one minute. :) I was kinda surprised none of you non-runners asked what it stands for- did you just figure it out? Google it? There's also "PB," or "Personal Best."
My running report for the week is that I did a lot of cross-training. Matt's doing P-90X right now, so I joined him for a couple work-outs. Danna's a little out of commission since she lost her toenail, again! And if she's not running, I find it hard to get my bum out there at the crack of dawn. Although it is a lot lighter outside of late, which helps. And a lot warmer too!
By the way, I would like to complain that my husband is one of those obnoxious people who can decide to drop a few pounds or totally change his body, and can actually do it in just a few weeks. The P-90X workouts are SUPER hard, and I can't get through a single video in its entirety. And I'm a marathoner! After one week he was able to get through the full videos and is already getting visibly buffer and trim-er. What a punk, eh?
Yesterday I went for a run by myself. I worked during the day so it was an afternoon/evening run in the heat, which I love actually! I had no pre-determined distance (which is rare for me) and I was waiting for Matt to get back from a movie (Prince of Persia. He said it was okay.) so I just ran in a random direction, ended up on the parkway trail eventually (as always) and started running the dirt trails. It was great! I haven't left the asphalt forever! It was a little edsxtra work, especially on looser surfaces, but it was a nice change of scenery. Danna and I heard about a stabbing on the parkway last week (around 4100 S.) so that's another reason not to run alone in the AM- at least not without our trusty pepper spray. I got a little nervous in some of the remote trail areas. You never know who could be lurking around. It was fun to see all the families out. And all the dogs (almost all off-leash, I might add!)
So how do you runners like running trails as opposed to running on paved paths?