Sunday, October 28, 2007

I didn't run 8 miles today

I didn’t run the 10 miles I had hoped for either.

Nope, nope, nope.

But instead….















I ran 10.45 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rub your weary eyes there, blogging buddies – it’s not a typo! Today was my longest run EVER. I moved my Pokey behind for 10.45 miles – checked and double checked both by Map My Run and Google Maps. Naaah, I’m not a skeptic! ;)

Even without our fearless, inspirational leader, Lisa and I knocked down a fantastic 8 miles together. We did a lot of talking & walking and hit the target we had set out for today. And as any fantastic running buddy and route planner would do, Lisa somehow managed to leave me exactly 1.5 miles from home. So even if I had wanted to quit, it was the only way home. Lisa had helped drag me 80% of the way – and the rest was up to me.

I said goodbye to Lisa so that she and the Java Family could head off the church. The next couple miles weren’t easy – with no iPod, I was left trapped in my own head again….along with no running buddy to keep me motivated. It took some pretty serious and tough self talk to get me thru the remainder of the run – and I padded it with a bit extra to make sure I hit the 10 mile mark. There was no way I was coming up short today.

Other than being tired and hot at the end, everything felt good. No hip flexors screaming at me, no calf muscle spasms/cramps, no numb feet – it was just about as good as it gets for me.

So the elusive 10 mile mental – and physical – barrier is gone. And the realization that this morning I was only about 2 ½ miles away from Big Sur hit me.

2 weeks and 2 ½ miles.

BRING IT ON!

13 comments:

Secretmom said...

Congrats on the aweseome run and accomplishment!

J~mom said...

You gave me goosebumps!! Way to go!!!! You are going to rock your half!!!!!! Thanks for being a great buddy this morning!!

Dan Seifring said...

That is great Pokey way to go.

Michelle said...

Awesome job - you're going to do great at the half!!!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh that's GREAT. I'm SO SO glad you got this in. It is going to be huge mentally and physically.

YEAH!

Pat said...

I got up this morning determined to go to the canal and help you get your 10 miles in.

NOT.

But, I'm glad you guys had a good run. That extra mileage will be easy at Big Sur. The adreneline of a major event will carry you. But, of course you know that.

overitall said...

WOOHOO!!! You Rock!!

Taryn said...

Yahoo 10.45 miles! How lucky you are to have an awesome running buddy... and awesome you have the drive to keep going on your own! Fab job!

Laura N said...

YES! What a great accomplishment! Excellent job girlie. You are so gonna rock Big Sur. Have a super week!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!

Pat said...

are you eating with the RnR gang this Friday?

http://rnrmarathonaz.blogspot.com/2007/10/lunch-meeting-get-together.html

Jeff said...

Way to go, Pokey. That's a long way to go. I think you're right on track for the big half. You're gonna do great.

Andria said...

Woot! That is awesome! Way to break through the barrier!