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!
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!