I hadn't planned on running today, but my friend Sarah who just completed her first marathon asked me to go running with her. I was VERY intimidated to go running with her, but excited at the chance to have such a great motivator!
We ran on the Huckleberry Trail, and Sarah showed me the mile breakdowns of the trail. We ran a full two miles, walked some more, and then ran again. I think we ran close to 3 miles and did a total of 4 miles with walking. It was TOUGH, but I feel so great now. I know the only reason I kept going is because I had Sarah next to me.
My breathing was all over the place -- I was huffing and puffing like crazy, but I did it and it felt great! I will continue to work on my breathing, but I didn't have any cramps so that's good!
Sarah was a great encouragement to me along the way. She taught me a few "tricks" and we talked about how so much of running is mental. She also told me that the Charlottesville marathon I was thinking about running is NOT a good race (very hilly), so Mathis and I are now thinking about running a half in March in NC.
Time: 34 minutes-ish
Miles this Week: 3
Miles this Month: 7.75