Monday, September 03, 2012
It's been forever since I blogged here. I've been busy maintaining my blog fitem.blogspot.com
Here is part of my latest blog, which is about my long run yesterday. 9 miles turned into 12, and it was great!
Sunday, I went for my long run, and it was amazing. I left a little later than usual, but it was still cool outside. I was cold when I started running. Fall is on its way, and I am so excited. It is my favorite time of year for running. Bring on the long sleeved shirts! (aka comfiest running shirts)
The sun was shining, and everything was very peaceful. I decided to go without music again and really enjoyed the nature around me. I'm finding that I really enjoy running without distractions, and I tend to run faster when I am focused on the sound of my footfalls and my breathing. I never would have thought that I could run without music, but now I prefer it. My day-to-day life is pretty chaotic and loud (in a good way), so it is nice to have a couple hours of peace and quiet.
I had planned on going for a 9-mile run. I did 6 last weekend and knew I needed to increase my mileage. I didn't plan very well and realized mid-run that my route was a lot longer than I thought, but I could run into Enosburg and do one of my favorite 12-mile runs. I opted for the familiar route, and it was a great run. I felt good the whole way, and my legs felt fine at the end. No knee pain, no foot pain, no hip pain. Everything felt great. I think it has something to do with the shoes. Okay, I'm done talking about them now.
I also ran faster than I have ever done a 12 before. I finished in 2:40, which I know is slow for a lot of people, but great for me. I am psyched. I feel like I can definitely do the half marathon in under 3 hours. I have a little more time to increase my speed. I'm really getting into running. I want to go out and run every day, even though my schedule doesn't allow it. I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow morning's run!