high hopes

October 25, 2011 at 8:55 am 1 comment

the last thing i want to do is get my hopes up high and then crash back to reality but i think i need the positivity right now.

first and foremost, i can not rave about the stick enough! i’m not a huge “product pusher”. what works for one may not work for another but if you’re a runner i really think you need one of these. i have no doubt it has made all the difference in my calf.

last night i ran 3 miles ~ nothing breathtaking i know ~ but i held a 9 minute pace. again nothing to write home about but considering anything faster than a ten as of late has been impossible due to intense tightness in my calf, i’m thrilled with a 9 minute mile! and the best part … so far today i feel no worse for the wear. now i’m a two-dayer when it comes to muscle pain so tomorrow could change that but i don’t think it will.

on top of the running improvement, i’m feeling a lot more hopeful about things with the hunter. this past weekend was my annual crazy weekend of work events. friday was a 15 hour work day and saturday morning started with a 4:30 a.m. alarm. event after event. fun but exhausting. the last part a football game that the hunter joined me for. i admit that the talk we had the other night left me ready to retreat at the first sign of hesitation on his part but from the moment he arrived at the stadium he was 100 percent there and invested in us. a heartbreaking game followed by an early dinner and then back to his house. we spent most of the evening in the hot tub. it’s become one of my favorite places to be with him. leaning back into his sexy chest. staring up at the stars. music playing. as we talk for hours about the most random thoughts. i couldn’t have asked for a more perfect way to end the day. sunday i was ready to slip out mid-morning. i won’t add to the pressure he’s put on himself and i wanted to respect his need for space. but he suggested i hang a little longer. go out for lunch. watch the bucs game. relax. it was early evening when i finally headed home.

and to add to the stress relief, my big boss made a little detour to my office the other day with the news that a few select people would be getting a performance bonus and i was one. $1,300 added to my next paycheck will certainly take a little financial pressure off the upcoming holiday season. christmas in cash … that’s a damn nice surprise!

hopefully this is all a start to me digging out of the black hole i have been in. i know getting my run back will make all the difference. funny how a form of exercise can alter my world so drastically but running really is my cheap therapy. my time. my escape. my hope.


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  • 1. Kalli and Bill  |  October 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    so glad you are finding the stick is working for yoU! my foam roller is my savior. baby steps on the runs back to health. love that hunter supported you in your work events. it helps so much when you have long days and nights (i have 4 this week) to either have physical support or just mental.
    great job on the bonus! love extra money especially around the holidays!


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5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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