Friday, September 10, 2010

How Many Miles?

Well let me just tell you.

This morning my running partner and I ran 11 miles.  This is what I needed.  I was pretty sure this morning at about mile 6 that both my legs weighed 800+ pounds.  The were killing me and I could hardly pick my feet up off the ground.  Granted I was in the middle of Mt. Everest (or a slight rise) and dying.  That was really my only eh moment during the whole run.  By the end my body was whooped and I was exhausted.  I was hoping for a 12 mile run this morning but I will take my 11 miles with a smile and my head held high!

My body was a little bit tired and sore (still looking for that truck) when I woke up so I was a little bit unsure if I was going to be able to get in a good run today, but sometimes the goal itself can keep you going even if the body is failing you.  I was hoping to get in a swim tonight, I even had my swim bag packed, but as I left my house I left it on the couch...INTENTIONALLY!  I could tell that if I did much more to my body today it would not want to be my friend and I like my life much better when my body is not against me.  I am looking forward to a night with no workout.

Tomorrow we have our speed training workout.  This is just another intense workout for the week.  At the rate I'm going this week I should be down 5-6 pounds by the next Weigh In Wednesday, and that would be a pleasure.  I hate to admit this but I think I am going to have to give up running steps 3 days a  week.  I am going to have to cut back to maybe one or two days.  My foot hasn't hurt in almost a week and then this week I started back to steps and it has started hurting again.  That is the only thing that I can think of that has been a constant cause of pain.  Zumba doesn't hurt it and running doesn't hurt it, only the steps.  I don't want to give them up because it is such a great workout but I am not willing to put off something I really want to accomplish for 29 steps.  It just may have to wait til after December.

Oh and remember that running friend that said she would run a marathon if I did.  She is running her 11  miles tomorrow.  Ha Ha.  And just today another girl that ran the Half-Marathon back in March said she might be interested in running it as well.  I just love it.  All these little runner people....Mama so proud.

I have started reading a new book today.  It has actually been sitting on my kitchen counter for a few months now while I finished my other book and this one is a little bit different.  It is Marathon by Jeff Galloway, you know the Marathon Guru.  The guy who if you want to run a marathon you go to him...yes that guy.  Well I'm just a few pages into it now but I will let you know what I think of it.  So far, so good. 

Well even thought that entire post was about running that has really been my whole day today so I think it is quite fitting.  You never know when I will have more to say so keep checking back.  Thanks for following along!

6 comments:

BreukelensFinest said...

yay for motivating your friend to reach her goals too!

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Elizabeth said...

i'll be seeing you in the morning if it's not storming! it'd be nice if i had the energy to do a long run after the workout...i would like to at least sleep in a little on sunday and not have to get up and run. these intense workouts are good but they just mess up my long run schedule. i may have to start alternating saturdays. see you in the a.m.!

Elizabeth said...

ps. 11 miles is soooooooo amazing! i'm impressed! i have run that far since the spring, maybe even lynchburg!

Elizabeth said...

haven't

Traci said...

Great job on doing 11 miles!! Look at you inspiring all of your friends. :) Keep up the great work.

Brigitte said...

You are such an inspiration! I did 6.2 yesterday and I am pretty darn proud of myself too!

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