Saturday, February 23, 2013

7 Miles

Yesterday morning I conned one of our friends into watching Ella while I went to do my long run. Let me tell you, I really had to twist her arm ;) They had a lot of fun. I on the other hand was fighting a mental battle on the treadmill.

Ella & Brandy chillin'
I've never done 7 miles - so I was nervous. I also ran hard on Thursday night, so I had tired legs. ROUGH COMBO. I thought about stopping at 3, because I had to pee, but then I realized I was just making excuses & pushed on.

inspiration from Pinterest
I finished the first 5 miles with an average 9:48 pace & did the last 2 at 9:56. It was not my best run but it did have some redeeming qualities.

  • I needed to prove to myself that I'd keep going, even if it got hard.
  • I wore my new Pro Compression socks & had zero calf issues. It's normally my tightest area - so I was pleased.
  • I rocked my new Ruffles with Love tank. I saw Kristin Cavilarri wear a tank with this saying on Pinterest & pinned it. Then I saw Mama Laughlin rockin' it & knew that I need it as well.
  • E! was airing a special on Selena Gomez - love her!

long run outfit ~ loved every piece of it

Are long runs a mental battle for you?
Have you picked up any new gear lately?

1 comment :

  1. I love that shirt!! I want one too! Girl, your times are excellent! You ran 7 miles, holy smokes, that's great! Doesn't it feel amazing to go for a run by yourself??? I spent the entire summer last year running with a baby stroller then when I did races I felt like I was flying! Keep up the hard work, I'm excited for you!


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