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Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's day 18 of my 1/2 prep and I needed to get a long, outdoor run under my belt. Previously my longest run prior to my 1/2 prep was 4.4 and I can't tell you the last time I ran that distance.

Last week I did a 5 miler on the treadmill and it wasn't too bad. I needed though, to get outside, in the weather and on a surface that isn't a treadmill. So today, in 33 degree weather I ran. It was a beautiful day and sunny at least, so I layered up and went out the door. I knew the route I planned to take and I DID IT! It actually was a pretty easy run. (Never thought I'd say that! and I even enjoyed it!)

I have been loading new songs onto my ipod over the last several days and had forgotten some of the ones I added so it was fun when new songs popped up. Kinda like my own little 80's party going on. The Alvin and the Chipmunk's You Spin Me Right Round was a fun surprise as I had completely forgotten about getting it for the boys and deciding to add it to my playlist. It was a good reminder to that I try to be healthy not only for me, but for them as well.

The best part though is my time. I ran this in 63 minutes. According to my treadmill, I can only get 5 miles in in about 60 minutes so now I know my treadmill is off. I have been really concerned about my time since according to the treadmill I run 15 minute miles! When I walk on the treadmill I don't get there much slower either so I knew there was a problem. In reality, it is closer to 10 minute miles. That is unbelievable! I associate that with REAL runners.

So, today I ran a 1/4 of a marathon and I feel confident I will be able to complete the whole thing.
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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 2/19/2012 2:48PM

    Congrats Thora! You are doing it, girl!

And I really enjoyed hearing how you're doing this not just for yourself, but for your family!

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KFAYJAY 2/19/2012 2:09PM

    Good for you Thora!!!!

I knew you had it in yah!!!!!Just PUSH!!!!
And your treadmill must be dragging a bit and nothing is like being ooutside running because that really shows what you are made of. I would if my knees werent bad but now I have to stick to the treadmill to run. Which i havent in while becz of the workouts i am doing right now.

And i love the chipmunks!!!!And I actually have the original vinyl in a 45 by Tears of Fear!!! Still love it!!!! Yes, i have a turntable still too! emoticon

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