AWESOME!!! I average 8:59 minute miles!!! I feel really happy about that. Lets step a couple of hours back. So last night I was really nervous for my long run day. I get like this sometimes. Deep down I know I will get the run done but I am just a ball of negativity the night before long runs. I don’t know why I let myself think like that. Ah well. I carbo loaded with rice, canned salmon, and veggies. Canned salmon is really good!! And I was up at 6 am. I am blessed with a stomach that can handle a lot of food before I run. I ate a whole piece of whole wheat naan from Trader Joes, a peach and two eggs. Oh and coffee. So necessary. And I was on my way.
It was soooo foggy!! For 10 miles I couldn’t see in front of me! Actually made it sorta fun.
And my Pandora App started giving me attitude. SO I ran without music for 10 miles. Turns out I don’t need music to run!!! This was an awesome development. I totally was convinced I NEEDED music. I actually thought about going home and getting an old iPod. But I actually enjoyed it!!! Plus I think it really helped me get through the last six miles when the music did start working again.
And how did I feel?? Really good. My foot is a little sore but I’ll ice it and it should be okay. I think it helped that I had two Gu packets instead of one. I had one at miles 8 and mile 14. All and all I am so thrilled with this run. I had a positive attitude, I felt strong, and I was happy. It couldn’t have been any better.
How was everyone’s weekend? How is Irene? Ann and Matt were on the Today Show on a Sunday. They do NOT work Sundays so I know it must be serious : )