It was slow going, HOT (Seriously 82 on December 3rd?) and super windy but I pushed through and got in the full 7 miles. I ended up on some new trails (there are tons by my house) and almost got lost. I also tried some "gu" which was totally disgusting and made my stomach hurt. I tried the sport beans last weekend but they were too hard to chew while running...so I'm not really sure where to go from here - what do you guys use to keep the energy up on long runs?
I'm on Week 5 of this training program and you know what this means...I made it to 7 miles and I'm signing up for the Cowtown Half.
Here are my miles so far:
Week 1 - 8 miles (Long 4 miles)
Week 2 - 10 miles (Long 5 miles)
Week 3 - 11 miles (Long 6 miles)
Week 4 - 12 miles (Long 6 miles)
Week 5 - 7 miles (Long 7 miles) *I was sick on Tues and Thur so didn't get my 3 milers in
During my run today, I ran by the park/playground that I used to run straight to then back home (round trip was 2 miles). And a feeling totally overcame me - I have made it SO FAR in a year. Last year a 2 mile run was normal for me. Now a 2 miler is a warm up...I am incredibly proud and humble that I am accomplishing this. I can't imagine how the finish line feeling will be at 13.1 but I am so looking forward to it.
And I'm not gonna lie...I almost quit at mile 5 and I really, I mean really had to push the last .2 miles. I literally collapsed on the floor when I got home. Hot, Sweaty, Stinky, Sore - PROUD Mere
And a special shout out to the women who have pushed me to keep this goal going and who I look to everyday for inspiration. Hop on over to their blogs and check them out - Melanie, Elle Noel and Gina!
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