Last night Anthony and I had gone out for drinks but we were home by 10pm.. Why you ask. Well I had a running agenda in the morning!
I woke Anthony up at 8 and dragged him out of bed. We quietly got the bikes (crazy bar hopping friends were asleep in our guest room) and we headed to memorial park trails.
I kept a nice pace of 9:45-10:00 min/ mile the entire 11 miles. I was really happy with that today.
It was great to get out there and complete a long run. It makes me feel so accomplished. Lots of people think it is crazy to do long runs or to enjoy running but I think that the best way to view running is to take the pressure off. I mean, don't be afraid to go a bit slower, don't be afraid to take a small walking break, and don't be afraid to just go (without defining limits). I love my garmin and kept a nice pace but around mile 9 I had to stop my watch and stretch because my knees were hurting. I am so proud of myself that I regrouped and then continued.
My only complaint was that my knees started to hurt towards the end.
Anthony has been my best running tool to date. This morning was such a great way to start the fall!!
|Icing the knees with my favorite nurse!|