Ok today coming outside I saw a squirrel, can you find him in this picture...I still need help with photoshop sorry!
This aversion to squirrels came about in the seventh grade when I had a dream (yes this is all due to a dream!) that a squirrel with rabies attacked me as I was walking home from school. Yup, thats it, that one dream created this irrational fear of squirrels.
Yet, here I am in my favorite squirrel tee-shirt? And talking about running like a squirrel.....
Like the flannel? Can you make out the bunches of squirrels on my shirt?
Why you ask do I have this shirt (I know you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the answer)? It is because it is that time of year again where my PT holds his annual "Squirrel Run" - a 5 mile race in Quincy to raise money for ALS. It is a small, fun race! It has pony rides! and moonwalks for the kids! and beer at 10 a.m. But there are also some serious competitors - people clocked in last year at about 26 minutes.
For me, this is a very monumental race. The first time I heard about this race was about three years again and I had just began PT for my running injury that sidelined me from ALL running for about 4 or 5 months. At that time, I had just started working with my PT and remember telling him next year I will run this race and he said of course! And he was right! Last year, I stood proudly in line to get my race tee-shirt and ran my heart out for 37:11 minutes, an amazing time for me.
This year the race is this Saturday in Quincy at 10 a.m. (and btw it is a GREAT cause and soo much fun. so anyone that is interested, you can register online or Saturday morning and we would love to have you). This year's race is also significant to me. It is about not being soo hard on myself. 37:11 wow! I was much faster last year and that is something I just have to accept. And that is what I am
As just some catch up, I have been feeling much better this week after I took a much needed rest and came back strong with speed workouts like never before!!!
Monday I did this - 3 miles (with 2 mins rest in between) at 7:35, 7:24, 7:24 pace. 3 1/2 miles (with 2 mins rest in between) at 7:24, 7:18, and 7:13 pace YES!!!!
Tuesday - Elliptical!!!
Wednesday - PT and 10 mins elliptical, 2 miles (14:38 yes!!!) and 10 minutes elliptical...
Thursday and Friday - elliptical and more PT to get ready for
On a complete aside, I am working really hard to make sure everyone gets my replies to comments when you post a comment and I try to reply to everyone. The issue is making sure you are notified of the reply! I think I have it down. So from here on out, if you don't get an email back from me but there is a reply to you on my blog, let me know!! Oh computers...I am working on it I promise!!!
Happy Scooper Bowl Day!