Saturday, February 01, 2014
My goal was to do 7 miles today.
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!
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.
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.
Feeling more confident about my first 10k trail race in two weeks.