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Posted by jodi in Ramblings on Running,Upcoming Runs (Wednesday August 27, 2008 at 9:24 am)

After beginning to run with any regularity again at the end of July, I’m still at it one month later. I have been running 3-4 times weekly, three to four miles per run. This morning I was going to go for four, and stopped at 3.5 because of a pesky side cramp that would not take its leave. I have been experiencing a lot of these lately, which I suppose means I should slow down, but I already feel like I’m running slowly, given how I used to run.

On Sunday afternoon during a particularly successful 4 mile run, I was contemplating what sorts of distances I would like to take on in the next few months. My short-term goal is the Salmon Days 10k on October 5th in Issaquah, WA. At the end of October is the Pumpkin Push 5k, and then I even considered the Seattle Half-Marathon on November 30th. Unfortunately I am on call that day, so I am in the process of trying to switch call days with one of my colleagues. I may not be able to find anyone, though. I suppose a half-marathon at this point is a bit of a long shot since I haven’t been disciplined in my running until the past month, and I’m getting side cramps at three miles, so maybe I’m not ready yet. We’ll see how things go in September.