10 Jul 2012, 9:54am
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  • Running: The first 5 miles

    Saturday was my first long, training run.
    5 miles.

    Simply put it kicked my tail.  The humidity was out of this world crazy.  If you live on the East Coast you’ll know it was a doosey.   I rolled out of bed at 7am and made myself an egg over easy on a piece of wheat toast. *munch*

    I let my stomach settle and then did a few warm up exercises.  Bear hugs, jumping jacks, leg swings, just to get my muscles limbered up.  It’s really not wise to simply *stretch* before a run.  Your muscles are cold and your body thinks that you’re trying to rip them.  Do an active stretch like the ones I just listed.  Much safer for your body and you get that stretch in!

    It’s been over two months since I’ve run 5 consecutive miles, so I was nervous.  I started out strong and finished my first mile in about 8:30.  I little pebble found it’s way into my shoe, at this point and I decided to ignore it.  It minded its peace until the end.

      My second mile I finished in about 9, there is a long hill in the second mile.  By mile 3 I was very tired.  The sun was beating on me and the humidity made me feel like I was running through yards and yards of fabric.  Thick, cumbersome and never ending.

    The last 2 miles were very, very hard and I was talking out loud, pushing myself forward, telling myself to get through the sweat and exhaustion.  I did.

    Trying to show the time on my wrist...looking completely awkward

    46:22.  That’s how long it took me.  So beat by the end, but the feeling of accomplishment was greater.  I did it even though I wanted to quit so.bad.

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