Saturday, January 12, 2013

Did I really run 12 miles???

I can't believe the rain held off for me to even attempt 12 miles. I was meeting up with my training partner at 6am the bottom fell out. I just knew we'd be running in the rain or have to cut the run short. We're having crazy weather...60 degrees at 6:30 & running in shorts & tank top in January. Come Monday, the high temp will be 35...for my 5am run it will be 25 with a windchill of 13...not looking forward to it!

I was originally planning to drop back on my mileage today, but my training partner is going to be out of town next weekend, so I decided to go for 12 today & drop back next weekend since I won't have anyone to run the whole distance with me. Thank goodness for running buddies! I don't think I could do 12 by myself.

Actually, I felt pretty good for the majority of the run. I forgot to puff on the inhaler before I left, so I had to run back after about a mile (I definitely don't see how people with asthma run). By about mile 11, I began to feel very floppy...clumsy...uncontrollable legs. I don't like that feeling...very weird, but I fought through it. I wanted 12 & by gosh I was going to get 12 miles!

I'm starting to feel like...I CAN DO THIS! The half-marathon is 5 weeks from tomorrow!

I must admit, after my run today, I had to have my green tea in my Wonder Woman mug!


  1. Isn't it the BEST feeling to complete a distance like that?

    1. Definitely! Especially when I used to say I wasn't a runner...I attribute it all to my stubbornness & unwillingness to give up! :)