Holy Cow 9 MILES!!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I did 9 miles this morning!! I wasn't sure about going out cause when I woke up...7am it was gloomy out and some what foggy. I went out by 7:20 and I did 9 miles. At 7.5 miles my left knee...my troubled knee, started to ache. It was okay, but it was very noticeable that it was starting. That was about the time it started to rain. I was close to home and debated, do I go home under 9 (that was my goal set earlier in the week) or do I just suck it up and go for it. I was thinking if this was race day...I would have to continue on, so what's the difference. I did another loop right by my house and tacked on another 1.33 to put me at 9.33 miles in 1 hr. 35 minutes....not a fast time, but I'm pleased with it. I ran 2 miles at a time without stopping. At times, I could of went further but I thought it was probably best to get that little break instead of pushing it. I know without doubt by the time the Crim time (Aug. 22) I will be able to run 3.1 without stopping, that is my goal to break it down into 5ks before I take a walking break.
My inner thighs currently are screaming at me. They are sore, really sore. My poor toes 6 out 10 toes have blisters on them and I have them covered in band-aids. My kids were laughing at me and telling me how stupid it looks....gee,, when I was out doing 9 miles what were YOU DOING???? huh??? sleeping of course.
I did panic a bit last night. I realized once school starts back up on Sept. 8th...I'm going to be screwed!! I work for the school system and I start at 7am...my running time. Then my son is in cross country and one daughter has soccer twice a week.... and homework etc everything else that back to school brings... I got so depressed last night I almost started crying. I have been working my ass off and getting out of bed at 7am on SUMMER VACATION! to get my runs in. I literally totally panicked. My 1/2 marathon isn't until Oct. 4-5th not sure but I will have to figure out a new schedule. As much as I hate late afternoon-evening runs...I once again will most likely have to suck it and do just that.
I will get it figured out, I know I will.