Yesterday was the first day of my holiday from work. I knew for sure I would run and knew I would be solo so I wasn't sure how far I would go. When I got up and ready to head out I was still unsure so I just decided I would just go as far as my legs would take me. I am also trying to learn to slow my pace down a lot so I will have the confidence to run a marathon. I started off with the loop at our local park and headed into town. It was around 30 degrees and I was feeling great! Once I got to town I had a Pineapple Roctane GU and I don't know if it was because it was cold outside or what but it was almost frozen like and I enjoyed it that much more thinking I might start putting mine in the fridge, oh and have I told you how much I LOVE Pineapple Roctane GU? It is the GREATEST!! So anyway off I was and away I went, I never looked down at my watch, focused on running at a comfortable slower pace, and started thinking about the marathon. Do I really think I can do it, am I really up for it, I don't want to fail at it, I really really want to do it.....Then what do you know I looked at my watch and I was at 4.62mi! Wow that went by fast! So I thought I better head back to the car. I ended up with 8mi total in 1:17 and felt GREAT the entire time!
That night we went to eat with my awesome friend/running buddy Sheri and she mentioned running 5mi today. I told her as long as she didn't want to be speedy I would go also. Well when I got up this morning I had one little ounce of "No I'm not going" until I logged on facebook and Sheri posted that WE was running! That was all the motivation I needed to get on out the door!! THANK YOU SHERI!!! Plus we decided last night we would have coffee at the Hub when we finished~YUM! Off we went and we agreed not too fast, I actually felt great again my legs didn't feel tired at all, I was one happy runner girl:) We was only at 4mi when we came up to the coffee shop and decided it was coffee time. At least we did get in 4mi and it was under 40 I think 39:47ish!!! YAY!!!
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