Sunday, May 13, 2012

I found a pacer!

Workout - rest day

After my 7 mile run yesterday, the Fit Girl Daily fam packed up and headed to the Fun Fit Clean Eating Family Reunion. Okay, not so "fit" and "clean" but totally fun. I definitely ate my weight in tri-tip and baked beans.

I didn't take a picture because I inhaled it too fast but just imagine Texan cooked tri-tip and savory slow cooked baked beans.

This pic wasn't at the actual family reunion (but pretty much the same people so you get the idea.) It was actually taken at my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary party a few years back. It's also when a few of my cousins and I were baptized (hence the white robes.) Can you spot me?

This was the first family reunion where I was able to talk to my collegiate athlete cousin about running. He's one of the insane aliens athletes running 70+ miles per week. He can run 5 miles in about 25ish minutes. To some that may be "normal" but to me that's insane.
Guess what! The running stud of the family (second from the left) agreed to pace me in a race! I'm so excited! We're looking for a race near his hood in San Diego for this summer. Do you know of any races in the SD area? I'd prefer a smaller one, but really I'm just looking for something to run in! I told him my goal pace is somewhere north of an 8 min mile in a half marathon. He laughed and said he could do it NBD.

My goals are first and foremost, to stay injury free. Second, continue to improve my endurance and third increase my overall pace. So....basically continue my journey in becoming a better runner.

Have you ever used a pacer in a race? I really like the idea because it allows me to think less but I'm hoping it doesn't backfire and cause me to be in head too much. That's clearly a dangerous place to be!

2 comments:

  1. I have never used a pacer but I think it must be pretty cool to have one ;)

    sounds like a fun time with your family

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  2. Pacers sound very cool, but I don't think they have them for as slow as I go. LOL

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