So, today I finally went THERE. I’ve ran the furthest I’ve ever ran in my life, setting a new Personal Distance Record (PDR), and entering into the double digit territory.
It took me 1 hour and 42 minutes to complete ten long miles. I only took one break after mile six to get some Clif Energy Gel and water because I so tired and completely beat. I honestly didn’t think I would finish. I thought about stopping after mile six and calling it a day. But I wanted to see TEN MILES on my GPS so BAD!!! So I stopped at home and rested for about five minutes while I ate my gel and drank a bottle of water, and went back out there and ran the remaining four miles.
I’m so glad I did it. It feels great. Even though I’ve been sore for most of the day–even after taking a 10 minute ice bath. (I hope this helps in the long run.)
And now there are TWO weeks until my first half marathon. I’m getting SO excited. I know I can do it.
This is what was pushing me through my run today:
My reward for running ten miles was a cider donut!
I also made some lunch–with all local ingredients! Local eggs + local tomato that I got yesterday at the farm stand.
My farm stand goods:
Someone likes to sniff my veggies!
Eggs and orange tomato:
Tasty tasty. I used two eggs and one egg white for extra protein, along with a bagel thin. It was pretty filling!
Dessert was an apple picked yesterday.
No, cats don’t like apples!
I may or may not have had some dark chocolate as more dessert…. 😉
Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday evening!