Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Return of Black Bear

I am BACK! I got a 3 miler in on Thursday and a 4 miler in at high noon in the heat and humidity on Saturday. My heart rate is pretty comparable to where it was (not bad for a 4 week off period). At 75 degrees and 90 % humidity, I was only about 10 seconds per mile slower than a month ago. I'll be starting back out running every other day for a week or two.

Bring it on!

I could post a few choice pictures of the bruises on my shins from going up and down the ladder during my house painting hiatus. But, I will spare the sympathy.

P.S. I am glad I didn't end up running the Grandmas Marathon in Duluth. It sounded pretty hot 76 degrees at 10:00 a.m. I will have to hold off now for a fall marathon for my BQ.


  1. Yeah, you're back! I feel bad about your bruised shins even without the pictures. :)

  2. SHE'S BAAAAAAAAAAACK!! Now get out there and get those miles in so you can make it to Boston!! You know you can do it!!

  3. Thanks I got another run in today! YEAH 3.6 miles at 5:30.

  4. Woohoo...the running Black Bear has returned!

    No kidding on Grandma's...I keep thinking "gee, that looks like a nifty marathon to run" (well, maybe not with 1950's words like gee and nifty), but it seems like all I ever hear about that race is that it's hot. And humid. Probably a match made in hell for marathoning.

  5. Hey there Mary...didn't realize you haven't been running for a bit. Hope all is well with the new home and glad to hear you're back.

    Mary Ann...from the Sports Club