Yesterday I hit another milestone in my half-marathon training..I finished my ten mile run!! Whoo Hoo!! I started off a little off because I wanted to do my run in the morning but I was up until midnight one day this week working on a paper for school and slept in yesterday morning. I was late getting up and typically I take care things for my grandmother on Saturday’s and yesterday was laundry for her; I started with her first so I didn’t get out until about 6:30 last night. I also had to figure out my route as well, my usual route was blocked because of a car show that was going on downtown so it was going to be a challenge to get the full 10 completed.
I started at the Capitol where I normally start went as far as I could in the opposite direction this time and then back my normal route as far as I could before I got to the car show; which only ended up being about 3.50 miles! So I doubled back to the Capitol it started getting dark as I was headed back, nothing like darkness to kick up your pace. When I got to the Capitol which was well lit, I started doing laps around the Capitol which happened to be one mile. I honestly had doubts that I would be able to finish; I checked my watch and it was only 6 miles I literally yelled out “that’s all!” I thought my Garmin VivoSmart HR+ was broken for a moment; and thought I don’t know if I will be able to finish this tonight. But I kept on going even my music wasn’t as helpful as it normally is for me. Before I knew it I was up to mile 8 two more to go..there was no way I was going to stop now. I had to fight hard for those last two..but I did it and finished 10 fabulous miles!!
When I looked at my 8 mile run (my watch had stopped during the 9 I think my battery was low I forgot to charge it so no data 😦 ) I realized I had actually improved YAY!
I actually thought during this 10 mile run that I wasn’t doing well. I was exhausted when I finished but I had improved. It’s amazing the thoughts we can have to sabotage our progress. Two mile recovery walk today just taking it easy 🙂
Happy Training….Happy Running