Friday, August 5, 2011

My longest run so far...

I had a run on Monday that was just awful.  I mean A*W*F*U*L.  The hubs let me sleep in which was so very nice of him.  But I had a run planned and wanted to keep to my  half marathon schedule.  So I really just rolled out of bed, suited up, and off I went for 4.5 miles.  Right from the beginning it was awful.  I did *that hill* that I am always talking about when I run at camp.  I didnt have to stop or walk and I was proud of that, but it did NOT make the run any better.  My breathing was fine.  It was my body that wasnt cooperating.  It didnt want to GO.  Like at all.  I literally had to think about running...  About putting one leg in front of the other for the majority of the run.  I couldnt wait for it to end.  Maybe it was humid and a few hours later than usual but I couldnt say for sure what was causing this run to be awful.  Maybe it was the lack of coffee.  I have been drinking coffee in the mornings.  Its a new thing for me.  Most of my running books say it helps people.  Its true.  I notice a difference.  I am not sure how I feel about that...

Anyway, so I was thrilled to get out there for my run this morning and not struggle!  It was really pleasant!  So pleasant that around three miles in (it was a planned 4.5 mile run) I decided to make it my long run.  I ran 7 miles today!  Yaaaay!  It felt great.  And I like knowing that I am now more than 1/2 way to my half marathon distance!  I wasnt totally spent either.  I definately had more in me.  I had a cup of coffee and a Powerbar gel packet (with no caffeine) before my run.  Maybe that was the trick...  There is so much trial and error!

I was super sweaty after my run today.  I love to sweat when exercising!
Yup, thats a whole lotta sweat :)

Here's a running skirt I came across at the running store...on clearance.   What do you think?

It has tight shorts built in underneath.

My eating has been great!  The scale said 177 yesterday.  Thats down 6 from the last time I checked.  Annoying that I am still 15 lbs up from my lowest but I am not going to be ruled by a number on a scale.

Nope.  I refuse. 

7 comments:

Becca said...

Way to go! You are such an inspiration! I love how you push yourself and I am proud of you for defeating the hill!

Jessica said...

Like the skirt, and LOVE you hair in that picture :O)

jensdaily said...

Cute running skirt! Great job on your run!!!!!

Sugar dreams said...

Whoohoo!! Congratulations on your longest run!! I used to be a runner a loooong time ago and totally loved, but I had those times too when my body just wasn't prepared to go the distance and other times when I felt like flying. I guess that's just part of the whole running experience. And btw I love that skirt! You look awesome too!

Kelly said...

I'm not sure how I feel about the running skirt. I don't think I could wear one. But I do know that I love the sweaty pic, girl!

Corletta said...

I am so proud of you! It's sounds like you are doing really well!!! Keep up the great work! By the way, I sweat A LOT during runs! You, my friend, are not alone!!!

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