Saturday, September 7, 2013

18 Big Ones

18 miles! My longest run yet! I was so nervous about this run, especially since Thursday's 5 miles were so awful! Up at 4:00 am and out the door by 5:00 to get in a couple miles before meeting the group at 6:15.
This morning we were running a route off of Harrodsburg Road. It was the first time I had been out there. We had a great morning for a run; and finished just before it started to get really hot.
Considering that this was the furthest I've ever run, I'm really happy with how it went! The first 10 miles were pretty uneventful, slow and steady. At 12 miles all I could think about was pancakes and donuts, but I still felt good. At 15 miles, my hips were getting tight and sore, but I kept plugging along until I finished. I was really tired, sweaty, sore, and hungry right after, but now that I've gotten home, showered, ate breakfast, and taken a nap I feel pretty good.

Post-run treat!

Once I got home and cleaned up, I basically parked my butt on the couch the rest of the day and watched a couple episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix (It's ok to be lazy after a long run, right?). I'm a few seasons behind, and I'm slowly getting caught up. I'm really enjoying it!

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