Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Still running

On January 8th, 2011, California's 16th Assembly District held elections for the CA Democratic Party delegates. In 2008, they set the record for voter turnout for the state with over 350 showing up. This year, they ran out of their 500 ballots and had to race out to print more. There were over 621 voters, another CA delegate election record for sure.

Although I did not win, I am still running. My 1/2 marathon training is in full gear and I will say that it is much easier to run long distances when running shorter distances throughout the week.

This past Saturday, I ran 7 miles. This is a big deal for me, the woman with bad knees, ridiculous feet and more excuses to not run than anyone I know. I did it AND was not crazy sore the next day. I am inspired once again and am running more regularly through the week, usually REALLY early in the morning with a small posse of other women.

The other "new" thing is that I am running without headphones and music. It seems more restful for me, less frantic. And, I can carry on a conversation with my running mates....once I catch my breathe. Oh, and the other...other...new thing is that I am trying out one of those fancy Garmin watches. So I like it but....I am still trying to figure out what all the buttons do and I am a bit envious of those with the sleek and fashionable Nike Sportsband (whatever you do, don't call it a watch).Oh! I almost forgot to mention, that after running the 7 miles, I entered a raffle at the local running store, Transports, and won a brand new pair of New Balance shoes. Sadly, the shoes are not working out for me but it was very exciting all the same.