I know that heading sounds so negative but don’t worry there is a happy ending
I’ll spoil it….I finished but every single step my mind said “just give up” <—–my mind was mean today.
I missed last weeks long slow group run due to sickness. Even though I still wasn’t cured from sickness (what is with this cold that never leaves?!) I knew I had to get out this weekend because next week we’re doing 20km – so almost a half marathon! So get ready to come visit next Sunday for tales of a new PDR! I’m super excited
I think fueling with a donut didn’t help my run either, but man was it delicious!!! I love yummy circles of sugary goodness. (don’t worry I had pb and a banana too)
The first 5 miles of my run were spent struggling to keep up with the group. Normally I have other people that run at my pace but this week only the “speedy’s” showed up. I know a 9:40 pace isn’t that fast but it was for my slow run!
I spent those first 5 miles inside my head – hating my group for saying I was running my slow runs too slow and that I should be at this pace. I think part of me just felt frustrated because I had to continuously blow my nose and kept coughing, new brooks didn’t help. The pace leader told me that this run would make me sweat it out and I’d feel better….sure it will 😉
Half way point a wave of relief washed over me, I felt like “I can do this” and for the next 4 miles I sailed along right with the group ….the last mile felt like the first 5 😉 but I can’t even tell you how great it felt to finish! I love that I stuck with it when every part of me wanted nothing to do with that run. I remember even shouting out – “and I want to run a marathon?” = nuts!
Total distance 10.75miles @ 9:37 pace = 1hr 43 mins. I’d normally do a sunday run @ a 10:30 -10:50 pace so that shows you how much faster it was for me at that distance. However, I did it! so I am pretty happy 😀
I was even more happy when I arrived home and Colin showed me what letters Logan had come upstairs with….
Yes my little boy, spelt “run”! I am so excited about this. Logan is spelling more and more each day and this was my favourite word thus far. I can’t wait for “race” 😉 haha
McDonalds is good for you post run right?
I thought so
PJ’s and fuzzy socks are optional but so highly recommended
Showers are over-rated.
1. what day of the week is your long run?
2. McDonalds breakfast – yay or nay?? What’s your favourite thing to order?
I love their hashbrowns. I seriously think they’re better than most things in the world I always order a bacon egg mcmuffin and 2 hashbrowns 😀 YUM!!!!
**Patty – how did your exam go??? Elizabeth – how was your first half?!?!? **