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Today 8.39 mile run/walk on trails including some tough hill repeats

Saturday, February 01, 2014

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I estimate that I ran at least 2/3rds - 3/4th of the total distance/time.
A slow pace but still running.

It was sometimes difficult to talk myself in to continuing the run or picking it back up but I was motivated by knowing it was making me stronger, especially when I didn't want to continue.

I did it by myself. I used to have to have my husband or a friend to get out there. I've been doing 3-4 miles alone for a while.

I like my alone time. I don't even need music in my ears to keep going.
I can't believe I was able to motivate myself to do it!
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Around 4 miles I was tired and I would have gladly gone back to the car but I kept finding motivation and in the end I exceeded my goal.

My legs feel really good considering... A nice Epsom salt bath will make them better.

My feet are sore and I have big blister on my toe taped.
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The only down side is that I've been exhausted all day. I think I slept about 5 1/2 hours last night so that's part of it (I have to learn to stay asleep all night.) Crazy work hours the last couple weeks is another part of it.

I think a bigger part of it is how hungry I got while out there. My tummy started hollering quite audibly almost immediately after I got my first hunger pang. I quickly had a snack and made mental note to eat before I get hungry next time. I'm still learning what my body needs for energy in times like this.
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Feeling more confident about my first 10k trail race in two weeks.
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FEISTYOWL 2/3/2014 10:55AM

    Good for you!! You are still learning and that's a good thing.

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KANOE10 2/2/2014 7:50AM

    I am excited for you and that 10k run. You have made 8.39 miles and are getting in great shape. You are inspirational. Great work!


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JSTETSER 2/2/2014 6:20AM

    Go girl, go!
You motivate me!
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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/2/2014 2:52AM

    This blog is full of "WIN" -

way to stay motivated
way to keep going
way to prepare for your 10K

Keep up the great work!

~Irish

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