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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Beastliest Run of the Year

That's pretty good that I made it to mid July with the toughest run of the year.
Nice hot temps at 4pm, about 90 degrees F, and the humidity so thick you could practically part the air. I went for my run from the gym, up the mile hill, then down a different side road. I did 6.7 miles instead of 8, I'm fine with that. I was soaked through with sweat.
I really have changed my attitude with the ultra running. A year ago, I wouldn't even have been out in this weather. And I didn't want to do it, but I just told myself that I was going to get out there and do it. I feel I have both relaxed my attitude yet toughened myself up with my switching to trail/ultra running. I know I enjoy running much more this year than ever before. Having the IT Band injury and not being able to run helped too, made me appreciate my running!


matt said...

you are really a great inspiration to me with your performance and attitude. keep up the great work, kim!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

all right!

Sarah said...

I agree with Matt! You have a great attitude. I can't wait to see how far you will go!

olga said...

I am sorry I won't get to meet you this year, but please do come by, we have a tons of trail ultras! And the air is NEVER thick!

Jack said...

I think trail/ultra running has mellowed me out as well. The first year I raced was only "city" races, I always felt the need to push - whether it was training or at a race. Now I am much more relaxed, don't get upset about performance or a missed mile and just seek to enjoy every chance I have to run.