Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Workout Update

I normally schedule my posts for 5:00 am, but held off on this one until I actually had something to update.  I had my first post-race run with Erica this morning.  I know, I normally don't run with her on Wednesdays, but she couldn't run on our normal day (tomorrow), and quite frankly, I like to run with her, so we switched things up.  While I was a little stiffer than usual, it was a good run.  Which, as you might imagine, was a relief.  Plus it was finally cold enough that we got to break out our matching Elmer Fudd hats:
Why yes, we are fashionistas!


So after a couple days of reflection, I still feel pretty low about the race.  I think I'm still in a bit of shock that it went so bad and that I gave up like I did.  As it stands now, I'm going to get back on the proverbial horse, so to speak, and run 8 miles this Saturday. And we have a 1 mile fun run Saturday night, through the lights at Santa's Wonderland, which should be, you  I may even break out my crazy knee socks for that one.

I have to say that the comments and emails I received after Monday's post were wonderful, and I still can't read them without tearing up.  So thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  It's been rough, but I'm sure I'll get over this soon.


  1. I hate that you still feel bad about it and while normally you are the one saying to me stop beating yourself up, I think it's time I said it to you! It is what it is and you don't have to prove a thing or redeem yourself in any way. Sometimes running/racing just sucks. Every run you do right now is a fresh start. Let that race go, it's not worth it.

    Very glad you guys had a good run this morning! See? Fresh start.

  2. I'm with Helen that you have to stop beating yourself up. But ... knowing how long it took me to get over my DNF at my first half marathon attempt, I know how you feel.

    I'm jealous, I want a 1 mile fun run through the lights at Santa's Wonderland too. Why don't we have that?

    Glad were able to get the run in! I was actually going to suggest we do a Wednesday run, but I didn't want to be the one asking to alter your schedule! :-D

  4. That's all you can do Shelley, just get back at it. I know you didn't have the race you wanted after all the training, but YOU ARE DOING IT. So many people are sitting on the sidelines, and you are not, so you are already a winner in my book! Hugs!

  5. You know, I think that race didn't have a chance. A year and a half of expectation and hopes all pinned onto one day!

    I feel bad that you feel so bad, and I am still worried about your feet! (am I projecting my own problems onto yours? sorry bout that!)

  6. Don't feel bad Shelley - I know it is hard to actually *not* feel bad, but there are other races and heck - you actually finished it. A year ago would you have said the same thing?

    And seriously - Santa lights up already?? And isn't it still hot there?

  7. A fun run through Santa's Wonderland may just be the thing you need to cheer you up. Don't forget to take a picture of your crazy socks!

  8. I think you ARE fashionistas! And I know you'll feel better soon Shelley. Still sending hugs.

  9. Aw, Shelley. I hate to hear that you're low about that race. Just make it a goal to go back next year and kick butt!
    Hugs to you, my sweet friend.
    And the run through the lights sounds like SO much fun!!!

  10. Hi Shelley! After training for 2 marathons and many half marathons - one thing I know. Some days I could run forever and some days I couldn't do hardly any! It's so random when you want to do well, but for whatever reason you can't or your heads not in it. Don't give up - its just one race out of many more that I'm sure you'll sign up for. BIG hug to you. By the way, I got Claire the fuzzy yarn and knitting needles you suggested, she's already making a scarf! - so thanks for the suggestion of what size to get for her


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