Saturday, August 19, 2006

It's A Sunshine Day

That's my 10K distance time around the lake today. My PB is just under an hour, something like 59:56ish. My average time is 1:06. I hope I can knock 11 minutes off of today's time in 7 weeks. I am just getting back into running for an event, so I expected to go slower on purpose. I enjoy my long runs at the lake. It was GORGEOUS today - light puffy clouds, temperatures in the high 70's and a nice breeze. Michael even went with me. He hasn't run since the 4th of July 5K we always do, so he finished 10 minutes behind me. I was glad he was there with me.

Thanks, everyone, for the nice compliments. Right now my issue isn't weight, it's mostly body fat percentage. I'd like to be in the 18% to 16% ball park. I've been there before and I'd like to be there again and KEEP it. Also, with a lower body fat percentage, it is likely that my running will get better and stronger, and that's my initial goal.

It's a gorgeous Saturday. I'd better go out and do something outside while it's still this nice.



KatieFeldmom said...

Excellent job on the 10K. You are such an inspiration to me. I can't wait to be a runner like you.

sister smile said...

I'm so glad you're back out running again. Enjoy every moment of it - though it sounds like you already are!!

Irene said...

Thanks. ;)

Sister Smile,
It feels great to be back out there again!

Chérie said...

I love that your goal isn't just a weight, or even a body fat percentage- it's about being there because you'll run better!

I needed that perspective today. Thanks.

Irene said...

It all comes down to strength... I'll also need it when it finally gets down to moving day!