I started my run this morning planning on going 8 miles. I went to Wekiva Trail, which is one of my favorites because the trail is marked with mile markers to let you know how far you’ve gone. When I reach mile marker 4 , my planned original turning point, I felt good and figured I could get another half a mile and turn around at 4.5. When I reached 4.5 I knew I was so close to mile marker 5 and if I hit that and turned around I would have gone 10 miles. I knew there was no way I could come so close to 10 miles and not go for it so I easily pushed through to mile marker 5 and finally turned around.
It wasn’t til I actually turned around and started heading back that it hit me I was only halfway and still had 5 more miles to go to get back to the trail head. This is when I started doubting my decision to go so far. But I pushed through it and just kept reminding myself how great it would be to set a new PDR. The rest of the run was a piece of cake, I approached it slowly and finished at a very comfortable pace.
I now can’t believe I just ran 10 miles! I have now entered the magical world of double digits! Woo hoo!!!! I feel great. I still find it amazing how fast my body recovers. I was breathing normally before I even got into my car. Now I feel so relaxed and at piece. I love that accomplished feeling after a great run.
Distance: 10 Miles (NEW PDR!)
Time: 1 hr 54 mins 13 secs
Before my run I had a mini Pecan Pie Larabar and right after my race I had a mini Cashew Cookie Larabar waiting for me in the car.
When I made it back home I was of course starving and really wanting eggs. Unfortunately I am completed out of eggs, but I did have some leftover Butternut Squash Strata. This was the perfect solution to my dilemma.
On the side I had a fruit salad made up of a small plum and a handful of grapes.
Another great post run meal.
There is a picnic in the future for me today, so I probably won’t be able to post again until tonight. Have a great Sunday everyone!