Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fun Run Even at 5:30 a.m.

Last Saturday, I had an awesome unplanned run with my friend, G. She's a friend from high school I recently got in touch with again. Don't you just love FaceBook? She's super nice, and she is an awesome runner. She recently finished a half marathon in San Diego in the beginning of the month. She's actually the one who inspired and encouraged me to run a half marathon. As you know, I'm not going to be able to make that dream come true unless I get surgery on both feet. We ran for 3 miles while she tracked our pace with her Garmin Forerunner. I loved it! I really wish that I had one, but I don't really see how I can justify the expense (starts at $300). I'm not going to be running more than six miles after my 10K in August. Anywhere I run I can map out on mapmyrun.com. Have you tried that site yet? It's awesome. You can map out your run according to how far you want to go anywhere in the U.S. We ran at 5:30 a.m. Why so early? It's because it's so frieking hot during the day! It was a beautiful morning- 70's. I ran 7 miles the day before, and my knees were feeling it before the run. Guess what though! My feet didn't hurt! We ran downhill for 1.5 miles and then back uphill for another 1.5 miles. It was probably 4% grade. It was a really tough hill. Even she was huffing and puffing, and she's totally fit and lean. I was so proud of myself that I didn't let that little voice get the best of me. All it kept telling me was, "You need a break. Just quit." I really hate that voice.

What voices do you hear when you're trying something new or really working out hard?

That hill nearly killed me, but I didn't quit. Like Lance Armstrong said, "Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever."

Today's Food and Activities
3 mile run
upper body with weights
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
2 slices multigrain bread, 1 TBS BB spread, 6 slices turkey deli, basil, tomatoes
grilled pork and veggies, 1/2 cup brown rice
1 orange

Have a happy and healthy day!


Lucy K said...

Congratulations on your run, it sounds like it was tough and the best part is you didn't let that voice make you quit! I just started my journey yesterday and it is inspiring to see that you are so close to achieving your goal. My stats are very close to yours. I am glad that I found your blog because I am going to use it as inspiration. I look forward to hearing more!

Jennifer said...

That is a great quote! I really like it! Congrats on your run! I find that I really like running outside (when it isnt so hot) over the treadmill. less boring I think. Thanks for that website. I will have to check that out!


LeeLee said...

Way to keep up with you fit friend! I hear that same voice, whispering the same thing to me...I just have to cheer myself on and block that voice out!!!

Debbie said...

I have one of those voices myself. I heard it on my last 5k. It kept telling me to quit when I was trying to climb that hill and my knee was killing me. I know how you feel with your feet. My knee hurts after every walk.