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11 miles today!

Saturday, March 24, 2012



It's been raining all morning this day when I was scheduled to run 11 miles. My head has been a mess because my weight is up 15 pounds from my half the end of November. That extra weight slows me down, makes the run harder, and it annoys me that I'm still working out the weight stuff. Just feels like my life should be on to something else by now.

So rainy day, 11 miles, me... Kept looking out the window wondering how much harder the rain might get. Nice soft rain by the looks of it with a forecast of rain all morning.

Got my gear ready. Gatorade in my water bottle, 2 Gu's, hankerchief packed into my fanny pack. Ziploc baggy over my Iphone and Iphone into my armband. Half marathon shirt, running pants, smart wool socks and running shoes on. 2 extra pairs of running shoes and socks by front door. Put on my neon yellow thin exercise vest for visibility, running cap in place, gloves to keep my hand warm (ooh, found the instant hand warmers from our Alaska trip a few years back, tucked those in my fanny pack just in case my hands decided to get fiercely cold instead of warm as expected).

Took photo to show my general state of readiness before heading out the door to get those 11 miles done despite my being heavier and my head not being in the right space.

Got those 11 miles done.
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WILMA42 4/2/2012 8:42PM

    great job --noit sure about you but after I am done with the run it doesnt seem so intimidating..walking out the door thoguh--i have to give myself a peptal which continues through the first mile...at that point I am ready to sail..thanks for sharing your inspiring story emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 3/25/2012 9:14PM

    Awesome!!! Way to hang in there when the conditions weren't ideal.

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KEEPITUP05 3/25/2012 4:36PM

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!! 11 miles!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!!!!! emoticon

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IONA72 3/25/2012 11:38AM

    Good for you, you should feel very pleased with yourself, 11 miles is awesome. emoticon
I have often wondered what to do about taking my iPhone out in the rain, great idea!

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CBAILEYC 3/25/2012 10:25AM

    You look fabulous and ready! I'm glad you didn't let a little rain deter you (says the girl in rainy Portland, OR LOL). Well done on getting those 11 miles in.
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GOING-STRONG 3/25/2012 1:29AM

    Good job! I ran 9 miles a few days ago in a light drizzle... not a lot of fun but a girl has to do what a girl has to do! Spark on sista!

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/24/2012 8:37PM

    Awesome dedication! I am so happy that our rain held off until after my run was done, I am not as dedicated as you.

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LOPEYP 3/24/2012 8:16PM

    Woot!! Woot!! You go, girl!! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 3/24/2012 6:09PM

  Good job!!!

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