Dec 20, 2007

today was not that day

i finally get to write the big dog run report that i have wanted to write for months. the good report. not the report where i am sucking wind, near tears and totally defeated at the end as i bring up the rear. this is not that report.

today was not the day that i desperately struggled to barely keep up on a big dog run. it was not the day that i wondered what the hell i was doing at 5am running with a crazy fast group of people. it was not the day i would come home and write an email to coach begging him to take me off the runs cause i couldn't hack it. (and that day was just a few (more) bad big dog runs away from happening). it wasn't the day i got my ass kicked and came in last yet again.

today was finally the day that i started a run with the big dogs. and most importantly (to me), finished a run with the big dogs. i repeat - i finished a run with the big dogs. not after them. not last. nobody was long done and waiting for me. i finished with them. i could mention that the pace was pretty tame by big dog run standards, but that takes away from the glory i want to bask in for the morning. coach never had to look behind him to see if i was still there. i could actually hold a conversation with people. i felt good and strong. and these are two things i have never felt on a thursday run. until today. today was finally the day.

and because it bears repeating: i finished a run with the big dogs. its a christmas miracle. that, or the hell that is my plan b schedule is finally paying off.

9 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

BASK AWAY!!!!!!

That is FANTASTIC. You are getting so damn strong. I'm jealous of YOU! New York was fabulous but it was no big dog run. :D

Curly Su said...

yeah!!! awesome...it feels so good, doesn't it...

Amanda said...

Seriously that's what I want to be able to do...I think fear of knowing I can't yet has kept me from the group runs, but I'm working on it!

Congrats, your crazy workout schedule is paying dividends!! Now that's a Christmas present.

Vegan Run Amok said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Zanne, that's awesome!

Marcus Grimm said...

Awesome! I'd call that a cool holiday present to yourself.

Jamie said...

That is awesome! What a great feeling that must be - all your very hard work is paying off.

house on hill road said...

hooray!

monicac2 said...

*pumping fists*

WHOO! WHOO!

Great job!! Way to stick with the tough training (and nutrition) and see the payoff. That's awesome!

Gotta Run said...

You must still be on a high from that run. All the hard work you have been putting is was sure to pay off soon... and from the sounds of it I would say it did!!!

Way to rock the run you BIG DOG!