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

Saturday, February 01, 2014

emoticon My goal was to do 7 miles today. emoticon

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.
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    Good for you!! You are still learning and that's a good thing.
    1542 days ago
  • KANOE10
    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!

    1543 days ago
    Go girl, go!
    You motivate me!
    1543 days ago
    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!

    1543 days ago
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