Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My run with Cassie

The date of my last run:  June 27

.... ALMOST a full month ago....

Ugh!  Not good :|

Having spent two days at the beach, seeing members of my running email list out-n-about.... I felt the urge to find some motivation again.
I asked Cassie if she was interested in signing up for Cross Country now that she is a 6th grader; she said 'yes.'
We talked about the importance of being in some running shape before season starts (mid-late August). So, for the past two evenings, she's asked if it was cool enough outside to go for a run.
Tonight...we finally hit the road.

When we started out, I gave her a few pointers..... remember to breathe .... keep feet light.... use your arms.... be tall.....

And after our first planned walk break, I gave her the okay to pull ahead if she wanted to....



psht!  

and by the time she hit the next planned walk-break location (foot of hill), she had increased the distance by quite a bit.

When I caught up to her, I asked her how she felt.
Seeing tears in her eyes when she looked at me.....she said.... "my toes hurt.  I think I have a blister between them."

So, after a little discipline, we started jogging again after reaching the top of the hill, but it was short-lived, and our 2 mile run was cut short to 1.67 miles.  Cassie's skiis feet have grown so much lately that she's outgrown her shoes.  Therefore, there may not be much running for Cassie until we get her some new shoes {{and those blisters heal}}.

The numbers:  1.67 miles (19:31; 11:43/mile)


4 comments:

Candace said...

Great try. Hope the blisters heal quickly.

Andra Gayle said...

I have been doing the elliptical because of the heat and my son has had a minor foot injury that has kept us from doing much together. Good job to you and Cassie!

scraphappy said...

Great work Cassie! Plenty of time to let those feet heal up and get back out there again before the season starts.

Patchwork Penguin said...

What a trooper!!! Congrats to Cassie for giving it her best. Can't wait to see the new shoes :o)