Saturday, July 5, 2008

I ran a Marathon

I have been keeping track of my runs and realized that since April I have run 27.3 miles. I can officially say I ran a marathon right? It only took about 10 weeks. :) Ha ha

7 Minute Run

So, the begining of the week started out slow. I had no running buddy, C is on vacation. I found an excuse to get out of my Monday run. I was so tired so I said I couldn't run because my running gear was dirty. I do have other things I can wear, but I was lazy that day. I decided to run Tuesday instead, but of course I didn't.
Wednesday I had to run. I spent the day at my Mom's and on the car ride home (a one hour drive) we got hit by a nasty storm. It was pitch black in the middle of the afternoon. The rain was coming down very hard and we got pelted with one inch hail. I was waiting for the windows to break as my two girls screamed in the back of the car. We were about 15 minutes from home and it was the longest ride ever. My nerves were so rattled and I needed to let go of all the stress. It is hard to be strong for your kids when you are as nervous as they are. I went to the gym to run on the treadmill and it was my best workout yet. I felt great when I was done and I thought I could run another half hour more. Of course on the way home from the gym I got hit by another strong storm, but it wasn't nearly as bad as the first one.

Friday I ran around the neighborhood. There is a park in our neighborhood that I always tell myself I should bring the girls to, but I never had the motivation to run there. I always thought it was too far. Well, I decided to run that direction and guess what. I ended my 7 minutes at the park. I couldn't believe how close it was. I realized that I need to just stop worrying about how far something is and just do it. In the end I know I will always be surprised.
The joy of reaching the park though quickly diminished though as I started to feel fatigued. I had to really slow down and just take my time. My head was spinning by the time I got home from my run. I couldn't get in the cold shower fast enough. I don't think I drank enough before I ran and it really effected my workout. I have been drinking water all day today so it doesn't effect tonights run.

On Monday C will be back in town. Yeah!!! I hate running by myself.