It’s Monday Runday again, and while I only ran once last week (thanks kidney stones!), that one run was 10 miles!
Yes, I ran 10 miles on Friday. Can you believe it? Me neither!!
I mean, seriously, 15 months ago, 1 minute of running equaled a near death experience.
oh, how far I have come! (Ok, so I am bragging a bit…) But I am so excited!!
|It was cloudy and threatening to rain so I stayed in town for the most part.
Also, I don’t think West Texas believes in sidewalks…
|I took a few minute break as I waited for it to stop down pouring.
Once it stopped dropping buckets, I took off! Running in the rain is fun!
Painful down pouring, not so much!
|I ran about 2 miles south of town and did a little sightseeing at a tractor store.
Or as Eli’s little best buddy would say “TRCTR!”
|I turned around at 5 miles to head back home and that bridge that you can almost, barely, not really see… That was like a mile away from where I am standing in this pic. About 1/2 mile away from that bridge, it started pouring buckets again!|
|My pace increased dramatically and I was SOAKED by the time I got to the bridge.
Say hello to my no makeup, nasty workout face. 😉 I used to be embarrassed by nasty workout face…now I say “YES!! Go nasty workout face!
Kill those miles!”
Things I learned on this run
- If I keep my pace around 12:30-13:30 for the first half of my run, then I can run at a much quicker pace for the last half. It’s so hard to not run fast (well, fast for me anyway!) in the beginning. It takes alot of concentration!
- Downpours of rain are positively correlated with a faster pace. See mile 6 for proof.
- Running in the rain is FUN! I felt like I was 5 years old. So.much.fun.
- My first 1/2 marathon is in 4 weeks. AHHHHHH!