My longest run; so far!

The alarm clock went off at 5:55 A.M. Saturday morning, but I did not want to get up!  My sleep had been interrupted several times  by older sons who were up all hours of the night and our dog barking at a moth that somehow made it into the laundry room where she sleeps!  I somehow  managed to get up and stagger to the kitchen to eat some “fuel” for my long run with our training group!

I have never liked  eating early in the morning, but now I  eat a banana and peanut butter and honey toast before my long runs on Saturday.  I am learning, sometimes the  hard way, how important nutrition is for running!

Superman peanut butter

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This time our run was on the trail for 6 miles!  The farthest I have ever run at one time!  I got in my pace group and started out intending to run in intervals of 7 minutes and walk 1 minute, but it was 63 degrees and felt awesome, so instead I kept running!  I kept my eye on a girl ahead of me and found my pace and kept  going and going and going!  Squeals! I was so excited!

I finished in 1 hour and 19 minutes.  Yes, it was a slow pace, but I ran all 6 miles!   It makes me think of The Turtle and the Hare, and we know how that race ended!

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7 responses to “My longest run; so far!

  1. great for you! What an accomplishment! We all have something within us it’s just a matter of finding what it is and you evidently have, good for you!!!! Excelent!

  2. Lisa……you are awesome……Congrats on your first 6 mile run……the sky is the limit…..I see a marathon in your future…….

  3. Congrats to you! I remember my first 6 miler! Keep going. There’s a half in your near future – and a full to follow ; )

    Good seeing you guys Saturday
    Paul

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