Saturday, July 23, 2011

6 mile run

I had my long run this morning and had to run 6 miles.  That is the farthest/longest I have ever run.  I got up bright and early at 6:30 am and made the run in an hour and 4 minutes.  Along the way I saw some deer grazing in the grass and it made my morning!  The last mile was incredibly hard and it took all of my willpower not to stop and walk, but it is so worth it.  I am running longer and improving my time.  Here's to hoping I have enough energy to get me through the rest of the day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."
George Sheehan

1/2 Marathon Training

Since I started running, I have had a huge desire to run a half marathon.  A marathon has always seemed completely overwhelming to me being a mom of 3 and back in school.  I feel I just do not have the time to be able to commit to the training, but a half marathon would be doable.  I still have never found enough motivation to sign up for one until I heard my sister wanted to do one.  So now I am training for a half marathon in San Antonio in October.  I am in my third week of training and it has been great so far.  I have an easy run on Tuesdays, a tempo or hill run on Thursdays, and a long run on Saturdays.  This morning I did a 4 mile tempo run and it was rough!  The most I have ever run in one day is 5 miles, so doing 4 miles at a tempo pace was not easy.  I thought I wasn't going to last the last 10 minutes of the run, but somehow I made my legs keep moving.  I feel stronger than I have ever felt as a runner and I am really looking forward to running with my sister!