Today's Weight: 167.0
First, let's get the weight issue out of the way. I didn't eat so great the beginning of the week. Then I did better, but unfortunately my long run had to be today so I chose to eat something heavy in carbs last night to help with a little carb loading. I had a feeling it would mess with the scale and wasn't going to post my weight until tomorrow to see if it evened back out then.
However, I decided to go ahead and post, because this is my life today. I think had I done better earlier in the week then I might've been able to at least show a maintain today. I can't blame the two pounds on one meal, so it is what it is.
And it is not all that defines me.
Because today I completed my first double digit run. I ran 10 miles in 2 hours and 3 minutes.
It was a little rough for me. I had wanted to go to bed earlier than I did and try and get out a little earlier than I normally run to beat some of the heat, but I had a rough emotional evening and that didn't happen. I know I slept good when I finally did sleep, but I ended up getting up at 6:00 just like normal.
So, I was okay with that, especially when I saw it was very overcast out. When one has to run one learns to appreciate every little thing that can help ease the situation. Clouds block the sun, thus clouds are my friend.
We were also expecting thunderstorms again, so I was a little concerned about that. I just put my iPhone in a plastic baggie, sealed it and put it in my amphipod belt and hoped for the best.
It was rough going out there. Unfortunately, clouds do not mean it's really that much cooler, nor does it mean it's any less humid. ugh. It took a while before I felt like I was in a groove. I finally kind of found a groove and just kept reminding myself I'm training for a half marathon -- it's not supposed to be easy.
I finished ten miles about three-quarters of a mile from my house, so I walked the rest of the way. My legs were so tired. I'll be honest they hurt. All I could think was I wanted to shower and then sit down. That's exactly what I did, so they are feeling better now.
One of my friends commented on my Instagram that now I'm going to want to do a marathon next. Um, no. This ten miles was hard. Training runs for 26.2 miles probably start at about ten miles. I also told myself that I don't have to do this distance again for another week, and then only like three or four more times before the race. I'll never say never, but right now running ten miles is a hard workout for me, so I don't see myself doing anything beyond a half marathon again.
All in all, I am very proud of my run today. It wasn't easy, but I did it. I even cried a few minutes during my walk home as it hit me that I ran for two hours straight. Me. Wow. It's another moment that I realized I really am a gal with a new ending in life.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!