Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday's Run!

I forgot one simple way to run faster...Run with people who are faster than you!
It has the same effect as the treadmill....
The choice is simple...
Run faster...keep up!!!

So this is exactly what happened to me!
I usually run by myself...plod along...hoping someday I will pick the pace up!
Occasionally, I get to run with my husband...and then, we are too nice to each other!
(Which makes NO sense, because we are extremely competitive with each other)
But when we run, we slow down for each other!
Probably to emphasize to the other one that we are NOT as tired..
Lot of good that does!?

So Saturday, I was meeting up with a couple of ladies...
We were going to run 5 together...
The pace was least for me!
I am proud of myself for keeping up with them...and I hope to run with them on as many Saturdays as I can..they are the ticket to helping me run faster!

It took a lot out of me though...I felt like I had ran a race!
So I guess, I may have been a tad cranky...just a tad!

On the way to the State Gymnastics Meet, my 6 year old daughter said,
"Mom, I know why your cranky! You went to bed late, because you were on a date with Dad. Then you got up early to run, and the girls you ran with, were faster than you! But you didn't want them to know they were faster, so you ran fast and stayed up with them. Now your tired, and we have to have a Cranky mom!"

My Response:
"Yup, that is pretty much exactly how it all happened!"

How does my 6 year old know how this all works...and I am still trying to figure it out?

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I look forward to reading all the race reports...and the non race one! ;-)


  1. Yay for running fast. Keep running with them and you'll be less cranky. Or go to bed earlier ;-)

  2. It's amazing how kids see things in a much clearer light than adults. :)

    Yay for having fast women to run with! Before long, you won't be considering them fast b/c you'll be running comfortably at their pace!

  3. Your 6 year old is adorable!

    p.s. I just noticed I'd missed you off my blogroll, you're on there now! :)

  4. That is hilarious that she put all that together! Congrats on your fast run!
    I have shin splints! So bummed!! :-(

  5. That is one of the best ways to run faster. Good job! Your 6 year old knows you very well...that's good.:)

  6. I love running with my running group too. They always run faster than me and I am always trying to keep up:) Nice work speedy girl!

  7. Out of the mouths of babes! Great job on your run. I will say that my running partners have definitely helped me improve my game over the last couple of years. Glad you had the opportunity to join some fun/speedy ladies!

  8. I am secretly afraid of running with people faster than me. There, I've said it. The first step is admitting you have a problem.

    Kids are so intuitive it is frightening.

    Well done!

  9. such a smart and observant 6 year old :)

  10. LOL, gotta love the little ones, they are so honest

  11. omg, too cute. love the straight honesty of the lil' ones. they cut straight to the chase.

    nice to have that group of gals to run with!

  12. I finally have a partner that is fast and I am so glad but she may not be since she has to slow down for me! Her comfortable pace is low 8 but mine is currently more low 9's. I'm getting there though.

    And from what I've read in your posts you are far from slow! So your running friends must have been keeping a pretty speedy pace for you to have to keep up! :)

    Love your daughter's comment!