Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

March 5, 2010

Birthday run - Shannon

I had a great run this morning with Pam! I think the few days off for "rest" really worked!

We met at Karen's at 7:30a and headed out. We stayed on the bike trail til we bypassed the area that can sometimes be under a foot of water. Then we hit the dirt - aaahhhh the feel of dirt under the feet just does a body good - and the soul!

I felt really good! I was so amazed at how good I felt. I'm still amazed. But anyways, we did 10 easy miles, however, at about 7 miles I started to feel my back bothering me, just like last week. But I didn't let it slow me down.

When we got done, I had to run to get to my massage so I didn't get to stretch, but I stretched while I waited for my Mocha from Starbucks - um ya, I had to have my birthday mocha!!

My massage was great - Suzanne does wonders! But unfortunately it didn't help my back - this sucks. I've been hurting all day again! Last week I attributed it to the mud, running on slants, etc. But today we were virtually mud free, ok there was a little bit, but nothing to write home about, so what did I do to tweak my back today? AAARRRGGGHHH

I'll ice it all weekend, take my ibuprofren, and hope for the best. If I don't feel better by Sunday, I'll schedule another appointment with Dr. Steve this coming week and he can work his magic. And then I'll just have to pray that I make it through WTC without it flaring up again.

Tomorrow my birthday continues - yes, I don't just have one day birthdays - they must last a minimum of one weekend, sometimes a whole week, depends on what day it falls.

My youngest daughter, Skyla, and my graddaughter, Justice, are both coming over to hang out. This is one of my favs of Skyla. It was taken at my 40th b-day party.

This is Justice at X-Mas

And here's the both of them at X-Mas giving kisses.

We are gonna go see the new Alice in Wonderland - I'm so excited.

Have a great weekend!

Get dirty!

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