Do NOT do as I do. Do as I say.

Only 5 days til the Twin Cities 10 mile…

What was I thinking when I signed up for this race in July?
I guess ideally I thought it would force me to start running again. Train. I have basically taken the year off from running after losing some love for it at the end of last year.

Deep down I want to feel (and look) like this—>


But, I usually feel like this—>


What was my training plan?


What did it really look like?

38 miles in the last 10 weeks! Stellar.

My longest run: 8 (very miserable) miles
Highest mileage in a week: 13 miles (last week) *cram session*

What’s my race day plan?
Run .9 /Walk .1 (It will probably be more walking than that, but that’s my goal. I believe miles 4-7 are all up hill.  Gulp.)

What am I telling myself?
What were you thinking?! Why didn’t you train?! Don’t get hurt! And last, but not least—>


It should be interesting on Sunday.


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7 Responses to Do NOT do as I do. Do as I say.

  1. Ann Rausch says:

    I lost interest in running this summer too. I had to walk part of my tutu two mile last weekend, but then again, I was up until 2:00 the night before at my high school reunion (the race wasn’t until 2:22 pm). Good luck. I think I am signing up for a 6.23K, but I think a lot of that will be walking with a friend.

  2. Ana says:

    Kim… I’m with ya! I signed up for the 10 mile Monster Dash, and after going 6.25 today, I’m seriously thinking this could have been the dumbest idea I’ve had to date! I just started running this year and am running with 3 others who have been running for years! Ugh! BUT, I know I’ll be proud when I finish, just like you will!!! I’ll be thinking of you and sending you strong and fast positive vibes!!! Good luck!

  3. I married into a family of elite runners — which makes me VERY self conscious about my own running! BUT I’ve learned over the years that, like the quote says, a mile is a mile. And quite frankly — my elite running family never runs 2.5 or 3 miles in a row, thank you very much ;).

  4. whoa…i didn’t know gloria estefan was a runner =)

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