18 Sep 2012, 8:25am
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  • Running: Week 11 of Training for a Marathon

    560 miles.

    That is my mileage for this year.  A lot.

    Saturday marked the end of week 11 in my training.  A 16 mile run that I had mulled over that week, trying to figure out the best route.  Should I do an out and back, a couple of different legs, or straight out and have my husband come and get me?  Ultimately, I decided on an out and back.

    5:30 comes really early, no matter which way you cut it.  hah.  I was up and moving, ate my breakfast and on the road by 7:05am.

    Mile 1:  O. SHOOT!  I forgot my GU!!!  Seriously?  I had to call David, who raced out to give me my precious GU.  Poor hunny.

    Mile 2:  BATHROOM!  Yes, my first stop was in the Amish one room school outhouse.  Thank GOD.  I will not complain that I had to use the restroom in an outhouse, because it had toilet paper, a door and hand sanitizer.  Much better than the bushes, any day.

      Mile 3:  Off comes my light jacket, I’m already warming up, banjo music twanging happily in my ears.  But I don’t want to carry my jacket another 13 miles!!  I stuff it behind a tree in some random farmer’s field, praying to God this isn’t the day he comes to harvest and my poor jacket would be a million pink pieces in a field of corn… (I later returned at 10pm to get it)

    Miles 4-8: Flew by.  I’m nearly to the next town by the time I made my turn around and I’m feeling so, so strong.

    Miles 9-16:  It’s like a dream.  My Garmin is doing its job.  My music is pumping, giving me happy feet and I finally crest the last hill to my house.  I full out sprint.  SPRINT to my house and the next I know I’m crying.  “I did it.  I did it again…”  As soon as I reach our driveway, I throw my head back and yell at the top of my lungs, wildly.  I race down the driveway and start dancing, doing the running man (or a sorry excuse, because I really don’t know how to do it) and I don’t care who sees me.  I just ran 16 miles and it felt like a dream.

    This is why I run.  What a beautiful feeling of accomplishment.  I did something that only a couple months back seemed SO impossible, inconceivable even.  The excuses I made for myself are now no longer valid.  There ARE no excuses.  Because, I can do this  Because, I just DID this!

    Here’s to my up and coming 18 miler!!!

    YEAH…I did a 2 miler yesterday and felt like I was gonna die-lol This gives me HOPE!!!! The New Year has a lot of wonderful things waiting for me…:)

    18 Sep 2012, 9:09am
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Yeah!! Two miles is HUGE! Once you can do two you can def do three, which means you’re almost to four miles!! I know you’re so determined and you’re making this happen for yourself. I am totally your personal cheerleader, Heather!! *hugs*

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