Saturday, June 19, 2010

Conquering Cypress

So, I was feeling a little down and out this week and I just felt like I couldn't run like I used to. That and I am really missing all my old running routes back in Utah that had hills! Okay, maybe you think I'm crazy because I am missing hills, but really, there are no hills around here! The only ones are off of ditches/bayous around here. Call me crazy, but running up and down a big ditch it a little weird! I might just have to do it though.

Today I was so excited for my run. My husband and I have been house hunting in the area and my run just so happened to pass the house we are looking at and it's by a little lake that you can run around too. I got up at 6am and was out the door by 6:30am and it was 76 degrees out! I was so excited because it felt so cool outside! I was LOVING it! It was still so humid though. I decided to just suck up my pride and I made the decision that I would be happy with a slower pace because let's be honest, out here with the heat and humidity- you just have to slow down a little on these longer runs.

I felt so good and strong. I only stopped to walk when I got lost (haha...) I had to call my husband to look at a map and figure out where I was. Apparently I took the 2nd right instead of the 1st... oops! I was able to run pass "our" home and I ran the little lake that's behind the house. It was so refreshing to be able to run by water. There was a little family of ducks that crossed my trail too as I was running. So cute!

I think one of the best parts about this run was that other than the part where I got lost- I felt confident about where I was going! I took a small back way to get back to the house we're staying in right now and I just felt like I finally lived here. Does that make any sense? I mean, I am still missing having a running buddy or friends my age out here, but I think slowly in time I will get there.

Here are my stats so you can check out my run. Heh, when I say there are no hills check the elevation!! I ran for 10 miles and it was all flat! I just hope this doesn't kill me in San Antonio!


Tricia said...

great job

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