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Six miles!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I did it, I pushed myself to run six miles this morning. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I was going to try this Friday after work but unexpected rain rolled through and I cut it down to four miles. I have to say, it was kind of fun to run in the rain for a few blocks, I felt like a kid for a few minutes.

DH went out on a group motorcycle ride this morning. I am on call for work so I had to stay behind. After he left early this morning, I grabbed my coffee and the remote ready to settle in for some veg time. But I said to myself, "okay, let's do this", and got dressed to run.

It was a bit windy in spots, making me tire out. I had to keep telling myself this is good training for the 10K I will be doing in November along Lake Shore Drive (Chicago, Il).

After three miles, I was toast with the wind so I made a deal with myself, go ahead and walk for a few seconds at the end of each song, then pick it back up. That worked really well. The last half mile was very difficult. I tried a trick to distract myself that I learned during the SP four-week stress busting challenge. I looked around and identified colors of the trees, cars houses, anything I saw around me. That helped.

When I got home, my Labrador was anxiously awaiting her 20-minute walk. Ugh! I got that done and then I did the SP nine-minute seated upper body video, then a wonderfully long shower.

I was all set to sit and read when DH sent me a text message that the people he was riding with were coming back to our house. Ugh! Thanks to the SP Flylady team, I didn't have too much to do to make the house welcoming.

I finally sat down to read my book in the back yard with a cup of green tea. It's a beautifully mild, sunny day here in the Chicago area.

DH came home alone. Everybody decided to head home. So it will be a nice, quiet evening before the crazy work week begins again.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great end of June.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TATERCAT 7/2/2013 4:38PM

    6 miles!!! Wow that is amazing. Great job! You are inspiring me to go for a run tonight.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/1/2013 7:33PM

    Congratulations! Lucky to have Lake Shore Drive as a route.
We were in Chicago only once (2011) for a wedding and I planned to run along the lake. I was turned back by the POLICE. It was too windy. Runners and bikers were being knocked over by crashing waves. It was even on the national news. Just my luck.

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KANOE10 7/1/2013 8:50AM

    Great job on running for 6 miles! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening. You are staying focused and positive and healthy!


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TDEMAIO2 7/1/2013 8:38AM

    emoticon Great way to push yourself : )

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SUSUSUZZZIE 7/1/2013 12:51AM

    Congrats on your 6 mile run! Fantastic!

LOVE your "trick...looked around and identified colors of the trees, cars houses, anything" - I'm borrowing this from you. This makes sense and I can tell already that it's a terrific idea in many situations!

Have a wonderful week!

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MJREIMERS 6/30/2013 8:47PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep it up, but remember gradually!! (Learn from my mistakes!) emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 6/30/2013 8:15PM

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FUNLOVEN 6/30/2013 7:46PM

    A great run and a clean house to boot ! Who could ask for more on a Sunday afternoon emoticon

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    What a productive for you!

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SUGAR0814 6/30/2013 6:56PM

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FITFOODIE806 6/30/2013 6:48PM

    whoa! That's a lot in one day! Congrats on 6 miles. Such a major accomplishment. Celebrate it!!

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KRISKECK 6/30/2013 6:39PM

    Hey there! Thanks for your support on my blog! Sounds like a you'll be ready for that race in no time if you're running most of the 6 miles now! I miss running races...I may have to sign up for one soon. Great job!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/30/2013 6:04PM

    Congrats on your run! How awesome!

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LORILEEPAGE 6/30/2013 3:54PM

    Kellie, that's a great run! I noticed that if I get tired after thirty minutes on my bike, it helps to pedal slowly for a minute or so. Then it's easier to pick up the pace again. I've done that on the elliptical as well. It really helps physically and mentally.

I'm happy your evening turned out more relaxing!

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