catherine's running efforts

June 18, 2021

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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 21:01, 9/11/2010

10K: 43:49, 7/24/2010

15K: 1:21:00, 5/22/2010

Half-marathon: 1:41:41, 8/28/2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

Now that I'm (almost for sure) done having all the babies, I'm working on building consistency and seeing how fast I can get in my old age. ;)

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to be a healthy and relatively injury-free runner for the rest of my life.  

Personal:

I'm married to Eric (Faceless Ghost on the blog) and we have very active daughters and one dog. I have a PhD in sociology and demography, and I'm incredibly grateful to have work that is meaningful and that builds on my academic experience. I run because it makes me feel strong and it helps to keep the crazy away (there is a long history of abuse and mental illness in my extended family).

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 73.39
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 372.79
Girly Altra Lifetime Miles: 366.08
Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 175.92
NB Orange Lifetime Miles: 13.50
Total Distance
5.00

I wish I could do better at remembering the feeling of finish a run when I'm trying to make myself go outside to start a run. I really do love running. I was stressed today because I've only run a couple of times this week, and I want to run with the faster friends again on Monday, and I need to build up some more fitness and confidence so that that can be more comfortable, so I *wanted* to go, but I knew it wasn't going to be as easy as it was a few weeks ago when I was running more, and I have work to catch up on, and my kids wanted to go play outside, and...so many excuses.

But pretty much as soon as I started running I felt happy and strong. It was a bit warm because my procrastination had pushed me into late morning, but it wasn't too hot. My planned loop was perfect, and I did as well as I wanted on a segment I had planned to go faster on. I was tired at the end, but for the last mile and for about a half hour after I finished I had that great running-produced sense of well being. And now I don't have to worry about going out again for the rest of the day!
 

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