Monday, August 27, 2012

News Flash: Long Runs are Hard

Sunday was my first long run in our new state. I headed to the bike bath and ran 4 miles North into Wisconsin turned around and ran 4 miles back to my car, restocked with a cliff shot and water and ran 3 miles South through Illinois and then back to the car. Gotta be honest, Wisconsin is prettier. 14 miles is the longest run I have done in  a looooooonnnnnnnngggggggg time and man I felt it. It took me 2:40 to get that thing done and the last few miles would be better defined as run/walk. And my stomach was in revolt the whole time. I have no idea why....okay maybe because I was nervous about starting a new job.

I can't believe next Monday I will be racing 13.1 (and by racing I mean trying to run harder than usual, throwing a fit at mile 10 per usual and having an excuse to stuff my face at brunch, oh and a medal, sweet, sweet glorious medal). I also can't believe that 12 more miles (oh don't forget the .2), so 12.2 more miles = a marathon. Do I really want to do that? It seems awfully far.

Pictures from the llloooonnngggg run:



Hello Wisconsin




Hello Illinois

 After running I went straight home stuffed my face, showered, and then put my sexy clothes on. Nothing like compression socks, fuzzy slippers and ice packs. D didn't know he was getting such a prize when he married this lady.

 The rest of the day I wore compression socks and watched it rain. It was sunny, hot and humid when I ran which turned into cloudy, hot and humid with rain.


Today I started my new job and it rocked!!!

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the loooong run AND the new job! Glad to hear the new job rocked. Kids had their first day back at school here, and it went well (though I doubt it Rocked). I yearn for a long run, but I'll have to settle for hoping to get my stupid boot off next week.

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  2. I think it's so cool that you run to the next state! Sorry the long run wasn't great, but you knocked it out and rocked some great fashion afterward.

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  3. Great job on the run, it is cool that you ran in 2 states in one day! I'm glad you're liking the new job :)

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  4. Great job on your long run. I'm still trying to build up miles and be like you :)

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  5. Congrats on the new job. Congrats on the amazing long run. I love your sexy clothes!!!

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  6. You can pull off interstate runs from now on! And Wisconsin seems to have some cool runs going on. Csn't think of them right now, but I remember thinking that in the past. Good luck at your half and at your new job! They'll love you!

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  7. I wish I could run in two states! Awesome! Glad the new job is going good.

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