Sunday, April 13, 2008

Utopia Run

I had one of those runs this morning. The most rarest of the rares, but one of the reasons we all keep coming back...

THE UTOPIA RUN!

I thought I was pushing it because I swear it was 90 degrees at 9am.

But I ran.

And I loved it.

It was warm - I was in my favorite shorts and tank.

There were lots of people to watch (bathing suits, mullets and muffins galore).

My iPod (which usually has lame songs on it) all of a sudden had the best mix ever.

I didn't feel any body parts hurting.

I had energy.

My mind was blank.

And as I running I thought to myself "there is really nothing else I would rather be doing right now!"

And when I was done, I put on my bikini and laid on the beach.
(This pic was taken with my phone)
Los Numeros:
Mile 1: 9:20
Mile 2: 9:35
Mile 3: 9:57
Mile 4: 10:05
Mile 5: 10:14
Mile 6: 9:56
Mile 7: 9:59
Mile 8: 9:28
Had so much with my baby girls this weekend. But lemme tell ya, I have a whole new respect for my sister. I always respect her, but now... wowsers. A tiny baby and a 2.5 yr old. 'Nough said?!?
Voy a Puerto Rico manana!!! Adios amigos.

37 comments:

Viv said...

Have fun this week!! Awesome on the great run, you totally deserve it :-)

Viv said...

email me...I come in Friday late afternoon and will be by your side of PR that evening for dinner. So maybe just a quick hi.
vivianrcorliss@gmail.com

MissAllycat said...

I LOVE this kind of run!! Thank God we are runners!

I'm also a huge fan of mullet watching. Comedy gold!

Kiki said...

Hope the trip is wonderful...can't wait to hear all about it...and hoping for some pics. Healing the heart takes time, it sucks, but its true.

So glad your run was awesome!!

Reluctant Runner said...

Congratulations on achieving running bliss ... I hope to do the same again someday. :-)

the gazelle said...

those are the best runs! I certainly didn't have that yesterday (although no real complaints, I hit 10 miles for the first time).

Have fun!

Melanie said...

Nice run!!! I think I had one myself today! was the first time in a long time that I heard birds chirping outside!!! have a great trip, I'll be there in a few weeks myself, I can't wait! If you get bored, which I'm sure won't happen, or when you get back, something to keep you busy :)
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Cara said...

Aww I am glad you had such a good run. I ran on Saturday at the Mile Square park and almost died from the heat. It was 91-93 degrees during it. I was not prepared. Hahah. Next time I run it will definitely be before 9am if it is expected to be that hot. Geesh. haha.

audgepodge said...

Great job on your run - especially with the heat! It has been pretty hot here in Cali this weekend.

I was *supposed* to do 8 miles today as well, but it didn't really work out. Oh well, I'll get it next time.

Have fun in Puerto Rico with your sassy new dresses. ;)

Brianna said...

I'm glad you could have such a great run (and time on the beach!) this weekend. Hooray!

Have a fabulous trip!

Kristen said...

i was in cabo last week and am just now getting caught up on your blog... man, what a week! i'll have to get details from you later. sounds like you are doing the best that you can, but i want details! i wanted to let you know that jason is in puerto rico this week too, for work. don't know if you guys are in the same area or would even have the time to grab a drink, but i'll e-mail you his cell just in case! hope you have a great trip... being on an island always clears the mind!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Nice 8, girlie. I'm glad you had a nice time with the girls. I hope the trip is fantastic. Take care, you.

SLB said...

Hoping you have a great trip and have ongoing karma!

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TriGirl Thea said...

Cool.

A long run, and then a nap on the beach. That truly sounds like utopia to me.

Well maybe I could also have a dip in the ocean, and a cocktail or two.

Enjoy your vacation!

Crystal said...

What a beautiful sight! Glad you had a great run to start (or end) your week. Have a great trip to PR and take lots of pictures!

AnthonyP said...

Awesome job ! Enjoy PR.

Marcy said...

Sweetness!! Mullets?! Ahhh yes, what more could you ask for? :P

Maddy said...

What a great run! Indeed, those types of runs keeps us coming back for more!

Have a great time (even though you're workng) in Puerto Rico

TNTcoach Ken said...

A run and a nap! Pinch me, I’m in heaven….. We had a spring snow with wind gust. Enjoy it while you can.

Glam said...

Sounds like an excellent day! I'm especially jealous of the bikini in the sun part....

Have an amazing time in PR, especially with those hot mama dresses!

Anne said...

There must have been something in the air (besides heat) because I had a "utopia" run right around the same time. Only mine's followed by a trip to the doctor, not the tropics. Enjoy Puerto Rico!

D10 said...

What a great way to send you on your way to PR. Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend. Way to finish strong on the 8!

Nitmos said...

90 degrees and mullets? Is this running heaven...or hell?

Way to go. Send some of that sun my way. I'd be happy to split it with you.

Sarah said...

Have a fantastic trip!!

chia said...

Ha, before we know it... you'll be going all zen runner on us ;-).

Safe travels mate!

katieo said...

Oh I wish!
My hamstring is still sore. boohoo, looks like I'm going back to spin...

Jess said...

Nice run! Especially in such heat; I'd have melted.

Petraruns said...

Look who deserved that run! I envy you the heat - oh - and the beach! How wonderful is that?

Southern Fried Girl said...

Fab times on that run, gir.

Enjoy Puerto Rico!

Runner Leana said...

Have a terrific trip!!

Jess said...

Have an awesome trip! Rockin' run!

Randi said...

dude what a great run. good for you.

Heather said...

Have a great trip!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

those runs remind us WHY we run, huh?
Congrats girl:)

Meg said...

That kind of run is great! I'm so jealous of your view! Have a good trip!

J~Mom said...

YAY!!!!! Nice run!!!!