I’m so excited to report that I finished my first 7 miler run with the TEAM this morning!
My legs felt like a ton of bricks and I was dragging the whole run. I thought at some point the feeling would go away but it never did.
They say some days are “on” days and some days are not. Well, today was just not one of them. 😦
I tried to keep positive though, a run is a run and 7 miles is a new personal distance record for me. I know I ran 11 miles in the course of 3 runs last weekend during the Sawtooth Relay, but it’s just a little different when you run all those miles in a row!
I was thankful my marathon training buddie Maria was there to cheer me up. She kept telling me “you can do it” and was very patient when I needed to take 1 million walking breaks.
Today’s running adventure took us up many different hills – they are really trying to break us in for San Francisco! It made the Galena Summit feel like nothing. And I say that mildy, as I am probably in so much pain today from the aftermath of the Relay and that darn summit last weekend.
But nonetheless, we trudged along up hills, down hills, through neighborhoods until we reached the TNT Bucket.
Yup, that bucket was our saving grace. It was our sign to turn around and begin the decent back to the start. THANK GOD!
I was more than excited to make it to the end of our run. 7 miles…… check!
After the team run a bunch of the gals headed straight over to a breakfast joint. Our first TEAM breakfast! It was a ton of fun getting to know more of the members on our team and let me tell you, the breakfast hit the spot.
(kind of blurry… sorry!)
So my super 7 miles are out of the way and next week we will run 8 miles together. I am glad to that we are making the jump slowly but loving the experience of getting closer and closer to those double-digit runs.
It’s all mental – so once I hit 10 I know I will be able to do 26! Woo hoo!
Happy running all, I am getting ready for an extreme (as in fun not as in hard) cruiser bike ride. Sea Breeze & I will be back on monday with a FULL report of this weekend’s shenanigans.