Run Chuggers

Posted: December 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

In October I joined a running club and they call themselves the Run Chuggers. (Meetup.com) Why? Because we meet at a bar and end up at a bar. Their slogan is.. “a little running.. a little drinking.” A little silly to drink after running, especially because it’s between 7-9pm and no one has had dinner. But it’s exciting to run in the dark with a bunch of friendly people and the time goes fast because we all pair up and talk the whole way. I don’t normally go because it’s Wednesday nights and with Amy .. I just like to get home to her as soon as she is out of school. But she is visiting family in Texas so here I am filling my time and not worrying about being home! I admit last time I stayed strong and only had water at the bar but this time I had champagne with pomegranate juice … so dang good after a run.

Today was my big end of the week run. I did 7 miles in 66.7 minutes! Just the start to my half marathon training. A mile added every week with 3-4 runs a week. I am very excited because; I have never knowingly run that far in my life, I didn’t feel like crap huffing and puffing, my knee gave me no trouble and I got to watch ! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep up my normal pace but I did : )

In my final sprints at the end I always here my Dad’s voice, “run like the wind, Kelly!”

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