The Training Continues …

I woke up at 2:30 am on Saturday morning after sleeping for 4 hours. I tried and tried to go back to sleep to no avail. At 6:00 am I met my Montgomery Half Marathon training group for our Saturday practice run. The best part of my weekends! I love this time to myself.

This week we decided to work on the back half of the course, we started at the 5 mile mark and ran to the end of the course. This back portion of the course in my opinion is much more challenging than the first 5 miles. It was TOUGH!

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Running is 90% mental and 10% physical for me. Usually when I feel that a run went well or went badly it has more to do with how I felt mentally than how my body felt. Part of what made this portion of the course so hard for me is that I was starting at the 5 mile point … therefore my mind felt like I had already run 5 miles. Make any sense?

You can tell from the stats that physically I actually did just fine, it was completely mental.

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My running buddy (Marsha) and I actually intended to run 8 miles, but somehow we miscalculated the mileage. We both agreed that we were fine with it, and felt that neither one of us could have taken one more single step.

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There wasn’t wasn’t much time to relax after our tough run though, because I had to prepare for my friend Niki’s bridal couple’s shower and run errands.

I was completely exhausted, but a good time was had by all.

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There weren’t very many vegetarian options, but Crockmiers has the best Stuffed Mushrooms around.

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And plenty of beer …

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That’s all it takes to make me happy.

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2 responses to “The Training Continues …

  1. Abi

    So… Tim was the entertainment? Are you okay with him rubbing his heiny in other ladies’ faces? ;c)

  2. What fun! Sorry it’s so hot, but you’re kickin’ butt girl!

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