Friday, February 12, 2010
Today I had one of the best runs EVER!!! Mathis and I knew we needed to get a long run in at some point this weekend, and since we're supposed to get a little bit of snow in the morning we decided to go this afternoon. We run completely different routes, but it's still encouraging to know that we are both running.
I was a little unsure about how my run today would go. I had planned on trying to get 8 miles done, but I was nervous because I'd be doing the mileage on my own and I was running loops in our neighborhood instead of running on the Huckleberry Trail.
I started out SLOW... I knew that if I was going to do this I did not want to feel tired 2 miles in. It was pretty cold outside (mid 20s) and I never got hot. I really, really enjoyed my run today. I knew that it would feel good to get this mileage done, and I just really soaked up the time outside. A lot of times I will stop half-way through my run to stretch, but I never once stopped this afternoon. I knew that I could, but I just felt so GREAT. My breathing felt right. My legs felt strong. Everything clicked. I ran very slow, but it felt soooooooo good. I didn't care about my timing, because I was soaking up every minute of my running. I could have kept running past 8 miles today, and knowing that feels so great. I am very excited for my 10 mile race next weekend. :)
And the other great running news today is that my dad is giving me his Garmin!!!!! I have become so attached to this amazing piece of technology, and I'm thrilled I'll get to continue to train with it. Thanks, Dad!!!
Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Miles this Week: 20
Miles this Month: 24.5