Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where I'm At...

Most of you by now have seen my FB/twitter updates/posts of my runs every week. The NIKE+GPS app allows me to hear real-time cheers for each "like" or comment and it really does help me to keep running :D Thanks guys! 

I am still slowly building my running time and it gets easier each time I go out. My last run was 6mi just shy of 1 hr!  I am taking it slow and gradually building up my time and then will work on my speed.  As I've stated in previous posts, upon learning I was invited to run the NWM2012 in San Francisco, I tried to do too much, go too fast and became discouraged. I have talked with a few people and this seems to be a common mistake. 

I am also running more up the hills around the neighbourhood (On Bellamy Rd between Lawrence & Eglinton - I run up and down 4x each way) This will be key, especially running in hilly San Francisco.  
A huge s/o to my fiance Justin for getting me up there! He makes sure I have my water nice and chilled for Saturday morning long runs and my CLIF bar for energy. He'll also be waiting at the top of the hill ready to spray me with water haha!

The heat wave we've been having hasn't helped much either, as early I try to get out there it's already hitting 25-27 degrees with humidity feeling like 30 degrees by 8am!  HYDRATE! HYDRATE! 

Anyways, that's where I'm at in my journey to the NWM2012 . 

Currently running in Lunarfly+3 - great support & bounce back feel.


  1. Sounds like you're on the right track. Keep it up Riss!

    1. Thank you Kris!
      It's been an eyeopener how far I can push myself (distance wise)
      My legs are def feeling stronger :)