Sunday, September 7, 2008

My Long Run!

I just wanted to report in for inquiring minds! My long run this morning went fantastic! I ran 7.04 miles!

Now, I think it was a NSV (or just shows I'm addicted to running, one or the other!), I work up this morning about 730, and I heard it raining outside, it was raining hard, so I rolled over and went back to sleep. I finally got out of bed around 830, and it was still raining. I've been fighting a cold and bad allergies the last couple days too, so I didn't feel real hot.

Well I checked the radar, and it looked like the rain would be out of here in an hour or so, so I ate my oatmeal and hung out, and about 1030a I left for the run, instead of scrapping it.

Now in the good ol' days, I would've used any excuse possible to get out of exercise, allergies and not feeling well would've been good enough, let alone rain.

But, I went out, and I had a great run, the roads were muddy, so I got a bit wet and dirty, but it was part of the fun, dodging the mud puddles. The sun came out about half way through the run, and it started to get very gorgeous. I made sure to pace myself, and started off very slow, so I could be sure I had enough energy to get through the 7 miles. And I did, I finished and I felt great!

I hope you guys have great Sundays, I'm off to finish watching my Lions get their butts handed to them.


Caroline said...

Holy cow!!! 7 miles??!!! That is AWESOME! Congrats!

I'm signed up to do a triathlon (yikes!) on October 19th (10 laps in the pool, 9 mile bike ride, 2 mile run) and my friend reminded me that there is a 5k scheduled on Oct. 5th, so I am going to sign up for that hoping that it will help me get ready for the triathlon. I figured I might be able to get ready for a 5k in 4 weeks since I've been doing Jazzercise, so I'm not in horrible shape. What do you think??

Andrew is getting fit said...

Well done Kate! You truly are addicted now!

SuperDave said...

Great Run! How easy it is to not exercise. I often have to "kick my own butt to get out and run."

Chellie has Issues said...

Yaay that's awesome. That's how I used to be too. If I even sneezed once I'd scrap working out. I'm still in awe of you getting to sleep in until 8:30. I remember those days fondly. I was mad at first today after my run. I left at 10:05 and got back at 11 and I thought I only did 5 miles. I couldn't figure out why I was so slow. I then measured my route in the car and it was 6.1 miles actually. Much better pace at that distance! :)

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Seven miles! I am not sure I have ever walked seven miles. Way to go!!!!

Erica said...

That is so funny. No wonder we get along, well via blog.