So Proud of Myself

I’m so proud of myself. I ran 12 miles today. I was planning something over 10, like 11, in preparation for my 1/2 marathon in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!

And once I go over 9 miles, it started hurting. I’d run a 10-mile race back in the day and didn’t train over that (so 10 was my tops). I’d run 9 miles recently, but by 9 miles today I had some knee pain and my ankles started to hurt.

After 10 miles, even though I had toe blisters, and my ankles and knees hurt, it was nice out, and I felt great, having caught a 3rd wind of sorts, and I kept going. I knew I’d have to go far out so I wasn’t tempted to just stop and go home, and I didn’t even look at my Garmin, just enjoyed the music, and pushed myself to finish.

At times it felt other-worldly, but it wasn’t that bad. And now I’m over that mental hurdle (10+ miles). Yay.

I’m so happy. I stretched a lot, and it may hurt tomorrow, but I am so proud. It feels good.

Let’s hope I keep running every other day, and do one more long-ish one, before the race, and I should be all set 🙂 !

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