|I may or may not have some cherry shot bloks in my cheek.|
I knew it was going to change in the afternoon so I made sure I had plans for the kids (thanks little sister) while I attempted my longest run ever. 17 miles. It seemed daunting when I started out. All those miles yet to go. All the hills I had to run. But I knew all I could do was take it one step at a time.
My previous longest run was 16 miles, I did it once last year. My longest run so far this year was 15, but I felt like with all the time off from running this week due to sick kids and being sick, it was totally doable.
I also included Grandma Lil's Half Marathon virtual run in my run yesterday. If you want to participate you have until the 28th to either run a 10k or a half marathon. There are some great prizes.
Half marathon time. Woohoo less than 4 miles to go to get to 17 miles. At this point it felt completely doable and no longer so scary. I was starting to feel pretty tired though.
Here is the elevation changes I went through. Lots and lots of hills! No wonder my legs were so tired at the end! I do have to say that I feel pretty cool for having a 17 miler under my belt :)
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And I will leave you with this..my daughter pretending a sweet potato is a phone.
for some reasons I thought you ran marathons?!? I'm running my longest run ever today, 16 miles, so it was refreshing to see that other people out there are nervous about adding in mileage as well :)ReplyDelete
Awesome job and amazing pace! Are you training for a marathon? If not you should!ReplyDelete
Awesome job and great pace! Love Cola, so sweet. It's so nice for you to always have a running buddy especially for the long runs. Thanks for participating! Looks beautiful outside.ReplyDelete
congrats on the 17 miles - looks like a great pace too...love the picture of Cola with the gel!ReplyDelete
Nice work on the 17 miles!ReplyDelete
If you're not at least a little tired at the end, you're not pushing your boundaries. :)
Way to go on your longest run ever!!! What a great feeling of accomplishment for you!ReplyDelete
Not only did you run your longest ever, but holy HILLS! Fabulous job!ReplyDelete
Nice long run!! Those look like some tough hills!! Your daughter is adorable!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a great long run - woo-hoo!ReplyDelete
I love that you gave Cola fuel :D love love love! and a water break. Your daughter looks like such a natural on that potato phone lol CONGRATS on the PDRReplyDelete
Great job Christy! You may have gotten a little extra from that gel if you finished it off after Cola... Congrats on the distance PR and keep it up!ReplyDelete
Did Cola go for the whole run? I'm so jealous! Bungee would never run far enough to earn a gel :(.ReplyDelete
Awesome job on your PDR!!!
my dog ripped into a package of shot bloks and finished the whole thing... found the wrapper in the floor when i got home yesterday. cola only got a lick and he ran with you, riley just lays around! :)ReplyDelete
Great job on your longest run yet! Cola looks a lot like my dog Bear (except that Bear is black instead of brown).ReplyDelete
great run and congrats on the PR! i need a garmin, my nike + totally screwed up on me at yesterday's race, so I'm done with it!ReplyDelete
Great job on your long run! :) I just ran my 1st 5k yesterday and didn't have to stop or walk! Woohoo!ReplyDelete
Your daughter looks like an up and coming social butterfly!
Awesome job!!! I run my first half marathon this Sunday March 4th in New Orleans for th RNR!!!ReplyDelete
What a great run! Congrats on the new distance record. What kind of dog do you have? So cool that he ran 17 miles with you!ReplyDelete
Wooo hoo!!! Great job on your distance pr...and you rocked it too!! I'm always amazed at how far your dog will run with you!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new mileage!! You are such an inspiration!!ReplyDelete
woohoo! Great run! I always love getting to that new distance milestone. Love the picture of your daughter. They grow up too fast :).ReplyDelete
Way to go, Christy and Cola! What a great running partnership you have together... I bet he loved that sweet gel!ReplyDelete
Very happy for your new distance record. I love being able to share in your stories and pictures, too.
Congrats!!!! You so have to sign up for a marathon already :)ReplyDelete
Great job, that is some serious elevation!ReplyDelete
great job that is awesome and some crazy elevation.ReplyDelete
Great long run! I love that Cola got in on the refueling action too!ReplyDelete