Saturday, July 31, 2010

A First for Everything...

Today was my first time ever running 15 MILES!! It went well and was the ultimate test both physically and mentally. I was running solo and there were hills...gradual and what seemed like huge ones on the way out. Coming home I was able to ride the hills down but even that takes energy. I was tempted to find a flat route but thought it was time to see how my knee and endurance would hold up. I hit 13.2 in 2:11 minutes so I was happy about that as just a month ago I was was hurting as I ran/walked the seattle half and finished in 2:28. I completed the 15 MILES in 2:30!! So big improvement and I knew I could have gone faster but I wanted to make sure I could find the strength it to make those TWO last UNKNOWN miles of 14 & 15. Happy and shocked when it was over and I came home and hit the roller, advil, ice bath, stretches and socks....so hoping I am in good shape tomorrow.

I am quite sure that I never dreamed I would run 15 miles....BUT I did. As usual God amazes me and is with me every time I push myself to new levels. I loved the mommy and baby deer at mile 3 and the white butterfly that caught my eye at mile 14 (makes me think of my Granny who has passed away) I definitely gave thanks for healthy legs, a willing mind, and the beauty around me!!

I am off for the week so I will be running SOLO again and busy with family festivites for my brothers wedding reception. Hoping I can find the time to run and be prepared to adjust as needed.

HAPPY RUNNING...and welcome to my new friends in the support crew!! Woo Hoo!

12 comments:

Allie said...

Way to go! 15 miles is a big deal, glad it went smoothly for you. :)

EricaH said...

Great job, enjoy your accomplishment. If I ever get up to 15 miles I am sure it will make me think of you. :)

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

wow! awesome. God IS good isn't He? The runners prayer - "Lord, if you'll pick up my feet, I'll put them down."

Way to go! Its almost as if your injury is a thing of the past.

ps. my verification is "chelax" hehe

Cynthia O'H said...

Great job on your 15 miles! That is such a barrier to break; now you have another open road ahead of you:)

WannabeRunner said...

Congrats on your 15 miler!

LauraElaine said...

Nice job, that is awesome!!

Caitlin said...

Awesome! So great that you reached that milestone! I'm just back up to 4 miles, ha!

Tricia said...

awesome job!

Karen said...

Woo hoo! Great job :)

balancejoyanddelicias said...

congrats on 15 miles!!! that's awesome!! :D

Sarah said...

Good for you! That is awesome! I am a new follower and love your blog!

tamelavista said...

Great job, girlfriend! I am proud of you and so is Chuckie! Love ya!