Monday, October 06, 2008
Longest run thus far
I ran 20 miles today.
Re-reading that, it doesn't even seem possible. But yep, I ran 20 miles.
It was not easy. And true to my crazy kind of running, I never ran more than 3 miles from my home. The first 7 miles were easy, except because it's that time of the month, I needed to make a girl pit stop by the house (part of why I never went very far from home). Next 7 miles were good too. Then another pit stop. Last 6 miles got tough as I headed into new territory. But now it's done.
I'm trying to figure out long runs. Last weekend I ran 17 on Sunday and didn't like that, because it felt like I was bitchy and draggy the whole rest of the day, and it's a day with my family. So today I ran with the kids in school and Tim at work, thinking that would be better. I'm not sure if it is or not. Kids still have needs. Dinner still happens. Honestly, what I want to be is Dean Karnazes, who talks about running all night, then coming home and playing with his kids. I'm more like "Stop the world -- I ran 20 miles today!" Maybe as I get used to more distance it will be easier. Actually, I no longer feel completely wiped by a 13 mile training run, and as that used to be my longest distance, maybe there's hope as I stretch out the miles.
So what's happening right now? I'm making chocolate chip cookies and loving every minute of it!