Friday, March 26, 2010


As you know, my goal to become a runner is to start with Pat's Run in April. The run is less than a month away and I have made much progress - I'm at 3.2 miles! Doesn't seem like much, but I'm proud of myself. Up until a week ago I had only been running on the treadmill. But a friend of mine, Jill, was in town for spring break, and she asked if I wanted to go for a run outside with her around Tempe Town Lake. I was TERRIFIED. I knew running inside on a treadmill was totally different than running outside. Jill guaranteed me that I could do it, so I figured why not?! I'd have to start running outside eventually right? Right. So I did it...and I actually ENJOYED running outside! Since then I've been making sure to run outside as much as possible because the weather is going to get ridiculously hot out here in a couple of months and running outside would be INSANE.

This past Wednesday I went for a run with two of my close friends Ibti and Lauren, and I got REALLY DISCOURAGED. They both kicked my butt! For some reason the loop around Tempe Town Lake was really hard for me, and I found my self falling far behind. I don't know if it was just an off day I was having, or if it was because I was sick, or if I just suck at life and am not meant to run (after the run I felt like this one was most accurate). Does any one have any tips or advice for me? It would be greatly appreciated!

My friend Kate is in town for the week and there will be lots and lots of baking (and lots of champagne, even a tea party), which means lots and lots of posts! Maybe even a guest post...anyways. Keep your eyes on the look out! :)

1 comment:

  1. Samantha, That's awesome that you are able to run farther! You will be so ready for Pat's Run and more! Not all days are equal in running.. it could be dehydration, something you ate, tired legs, or you just aren't feeling it that day but other days you feel like a rock star and fresh. You don't suck Samantha! Keep it up. :) I wish I could be back in Phoenix to go for a run with you again.