Favorite Recent Running Story
Last week I headed out for a mid-week 7 mile afternoon run on what I fondly call the “Ellie Loop.” As I headed out of my neighborhood I noticed someone walking along the sidewalk. It looked like Ellie… but since Ellie rides her bike to work most days I figured it couldn’t be. Sure enough, Ellie was waving at me excitedly, “How far are you going?” she asked me. “Can I come?” It only took a few loops around her block while she got ready for us to be on our way. What perfect timing! I couldn’t have been happier to have company. Later I texted Ellie that it was truly like kindergarten… I was outside playing when my friend came home from school on the bus and asked, “Can I play?”
Favorite Long Run Plan
Two of my last three long runs have been with Ellie out on the trails. Holy cow. What an incredible feeling to finish a 14-miler with 1100+ feet of elevation gain…
Favorite Running Inspiration
Team Run Flagstaff has four different branches that honor its mission and goals. We have
- Team Run Flagstaff for the general population,
- Kids Run Flagstaff for kids learning to run or who are rapid racers already,
- TRF PRO with the purpose of supporting our band of elite runners, and
- Step Into Running for beginners
Step Into Running meets twice a week – once on the track with the TRF gang and once alone at Buffalo Park. The Buffalo Park workout is professionally tiered to meet the needs of different beginner levels. This session our goal race is the Girls on the Run 5K in November. How awesome will that be? We are so thankful we can partner with such an amazing organization for our finale. Heading out to Buffalo Park once a week to work with new runners is such a special time for me…
Last session I experienced SIR as a volunteer. This time, I’m experiencing it as a volunteer and as one of the program coordinators. It’s interesting to learn what goes on behind the scenes.
Favorite Training Transition
I’m gearing up to officially transition from marathon training to 50K training in late October.
Judging from what I’ve read so far the weekly mileage from that transition point until the marathon in December will be more than enough!
What are some of your Friday Favorites?
Do you do any volunteering? With what program(s)?
What quote is inspiring you right now?