|Not the actual view from my room.|
I know...I'm picky! We arrived around 1pm on Thursday and after unpacking, I decided that a little movement would perk me up. We headed to the gym and I knocked out 2.3 miles on the treadmill and another 12 minutes of intervals on the elliptical. Best part? I could watch college football while doing so. Who else is jazzed about the return of football season? Ours hands are raised.
Last Saturday I had 18 miles on my training agenda and I was nervous. After my tough 12 miles the week before, I knew I needed to be focused and ready to tackle close to 3 hours of running. My goal for the run was to be happy the entire time. I didn't want to get to that dark, painful place of doubt. I try to enjoy the last miles of a long run. My philosophy is that, I worked really hard to make it that far and those final miles deserve the praise.
This 18 mile run was GREAT! I was positive and able to be conversational the entire time. Luckily I had great company, blogger Victoria from Running Peanut moved to my running group and it's so easy to talk with her. We are both training for the same race and have pretty similar paces. I loved running with her.
|Raise the roof for 18!|
- Mile 6 - cute bunny
- Mile 7 - bats (yes bats!)
- Mile 12 - annoying songs that get stuck in your head
- Mile 17 - Do work son!
I'm still foolishly hoping it will just go away, but I am taking it easy this week. My mileage goes back down next week and then builds back up.
Now I'm off to bed to get ready for a wonderfully busy RunDisney weekend!
What'd you eat for dinner last night?
What's your favorite Disney movie?
Love and doing the 18,
Carissa & Kyle