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Jan 4, 2011

Great Run

I had a really great run today.  Only 4 miles but I'm sure you have all had those runs where you finish and feel like you could do much more.  Of course, I could have done much more since I only did 4 miles.   I didn't do more though- trying to stay smart in the New Year to not hurt myself and stick to my training plan.  It sounds funny to say "only" 4 miles or "easy" run.  There was a time that 4 miles was never easy or fun.  Perhaps some of you are at that place but I can attest that it gets better and easier.

I also want to thank the lone runner out there this morning.  I saw your footprints in the snow but didn't see you but that kept me going out there knowing that someone else was out there before me.

It was nice weather(Not Chris K nice but nice :)) - about 32 degrees with a few snow flurries.  I don't mind the snow when it's not windy out so it's not going into my eyes.  There was a little snow on the ground but nothing much so it was not slippery out either.  We have been very lucky this year and not had huge amounts of snow.

As you have seen on my blog, I post my daily workout's on dailymile.  I really like tracking everything there but if you have noticed, dailymile has not been updating their widgets.  I don't know if anyone else is having the same issue.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my last run was today and I hate seeing it not updated.  I sent them an e-mail so hopefully they will fix it soon.

I have some great news as well.  One of the people that I am helping motivate with running signed up for her first half marathon in October.  I did a 5k with her in November that was her first 5k.  She wants me to be her coach which I'm not really sure what that entails but I agreed to help her.  I know that many of you have coaches.  I have been helping keep her motivated and giving her articles but I'm certainly not qualified to be a coach.  Her thoughts are since I lost all this weight that I can help.  Perhaps I can give advice and guidance but I don't see myself as a coach.  Jeez - I'm not even in the shape I really want to be.  I can't see telling other people what to do.  I am really happy to see her progress and can't wait to see her at the finish line in October.

Also, I see I have gotten many new followers in the last week or so and I want to say welcome.  I hope you enjoy reading about my journey to a marathon as much as I enjoy writing about it.  I know many of you are followers because I follow your blog.  I'm following quite a few and try to keep up!

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!

23 comments:

  1. As long as the roads are clear and the wind/temps aren't ridiculous, I think winter can be filled with many awesome running opportunities. There's a peacefulness about it. Glad you enjoyed! And good for you for inspiring!

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  2. Congrats on a great start to your day!

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  3. Yeah, Daily Mile hasn't been updating their widgets. Not sure what's up with that - maybe they'll fix it soon. Isn't it great to bring someone else into the world of running? :)

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  4. My daily mile hasn't been updating their widgets either...booo urns...I love the winter running when the "weather" is "nice"....always great to make some footprints in the snow!!

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  5. Jeff- you are such a motivator! I really need to start thinking of you in the wee hours of the morning when I wuss out of running outside and use the gym's treadmill instead. No matter what the weather is, you are out there in the dark! I need to step up and be like you. :0)

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  6. Way to motivate others and yourself Jeff. Right now four miles sounds great. Have a good day.

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  7. Congrats on inspiring another runner! I am helping 4 ladies with their goals and I am unqualified but I just try to lead by example and motivate them. That is all I can do.

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  8. Glad you had such an enjoyable run! Those always feel so good!!!

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  9. I love seeing those lone footprints in the snow, early in the morning. I also LOVE being the one making them. (giggle)

    Great run!!!

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  10. Good going Jeff! I like seeing those footprints in the snow too!

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  11. that's awesome that you helped motivate someone to run a marathon! keep it up!

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  12. great running weather! and way to coach this girl. sounds like it'll be lots of fun for both of you.

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  13. Good job on your run - yeah, those footprints are always so encouraging.

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  14. Great run! I wasn't going to run today but after reading this post, I think I will =)

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  15. your lone runner's foot steps, reminded me of a funny story, maybe i'll tell it on my blog in the next few days

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  16. Teamarcia - I agree!

    Terri & lish - working now!

    Stefanie - Not easy but easier for guys(see my post tomorrow)

    Kovas - It seems I need to get on the bandwagon. Lots of digging for Chris K. We're all just jealous we don't have that nice Cali weather.

    Christy - glad I inspired you but if it's your rest day, rest!

    Danny - I'll be on the lookout!

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  17. Awesome Jeff. That's really cool. As for 32 deg, yeah, not nice at all.

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  18. I totally know what you mean about great runs! :)

    And ysy for the new runner! Way to inspire her!

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  19. I love the part about seeing someone else's tracks. Isn't it amazing how people we don't know can motivate us so much. Way to get out there.

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  20. I'm trying to be as smart as possible this year, too. Congratulations on a great run!

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  21. That run sounds peaceful and fun. Good for you for getting out there and for being willing to help your friend with her running! That's cool!

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  22. I always get a kick out of those "just xx miles" comments, remembering the day I couldn't even make it up the street withou stopping.

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