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!


BreukelensFinest said...

yay for motivating your friend to reach her goals too!

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...


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!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
There was an error in this gadget