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The Start of Something Great


Saturday, February 09, 2013

I decided if I'm going to do this marathon thing, I should set goals. Today I ran the furthest I have ever gone. After running 4 miles, I was spent, but when I looked around, I was far from home, basically running alone, and had no choice but to keep going to get back home. The entire time I'm thinking, I'm crazy, there's no way I'm going to complete a marathon, maybe I should aim for the half instead....

I had to stop to walk. I think maybe I need one of those belts that you can attach water bottles to, because at mile 6 I had a Gu, and could barely swallow it because my mouth was so dry. It kinda stuck to my teeth. Then I started laughing because ( here is where people think I've lost it) I'm thinking to myself that the express flavored Gu that's stuck to my teeth makes it look like I'm eating..well, you know.

So eventually I made it back. My toe hurt. It took me 1 hour, 40 minutes, for 8.5 miles. That's not horrible. When I got home, I started thinking, I think I can do this marathon thing.

End of April: able to do 10 miles
End of June: able to run 13 miles
End of August: 15 miles

We may hold steady there for awhile until the temps cool back down. I can't imagine running more than that when it's almost 100 degrees out.

End of November: able to run 18 miles
End of December: 20-22 miles

End of January....ING, here I come!
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NKOUAMI26 2/12/2013 8:57PM

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GOGETTERME 2/12/2013 5:06PM

    Good for you! You really are inspirational. I am just starting to run and it's a challenge but the most gratifying thing I've ever done.

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CLPURNELL 2/11/2013 7:36PM

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DAPHNE_RUNS 2/11/2013 10:19AM

    What a wonderful plan.......you will make it happen!

I tried Gu for my long runs a while ago; one word.....goo. Lol! There are a couple of others to try that are not as thick as Gu. You have to go to a running store to get them. I have tried Accel and Hammer gels. Of the two, I prefer Hammer because it goes down smother.

Good luck to you on your training. Maybe I will "run" into you at a race one day.

Daphne

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HSMOMX2 2/11/2013 8:11AM

  emoticon Your an inspiration to me. It looks like you have great goals in place! emoticon emoticon

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LLBLOVER 2/10/2013 11:23PM

    Way to hang in there, Lilly! Great job!

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HENRYNOLAN 2/10/2013 10:15AM

    well done! i am super inspired by you! right now i'm only up to jogging 4.5 miles, but i will slowly chip away at that - i love that you've set such high yet attainable goals, and plan on doing the samee. thanks for sharing and inspiring :)

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