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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 116.

I ran a 10K today!  I don't know why, but always the night before my longest run of the week, I have a harder time sleeping, and last night was no exception.  I even went to bed early in the hopes of getting extra rest, but I woke up several times during the night thinking it was time to get up and go for my run!  Finally, I just got out of bed at 5:30am and did 20 minutes of Pilates, then headed outside.  And I have to say, even though I complain a lot about the cold, yucky weather we have here, we do live in one of the most beautiful places I can imagine.  I did my run up a road I've never run on before, and it was a little more hilly than I had anticipated, but I felt okay.  It is no joke that the first 3 miles are always the hardest for me, and after that I feel so much better.  The sun was out, the mountains are really green, I saw some bunnies and some deer, and I had a great run.  Here's my Garmin after I finished 6.5 miles of running (I know, a 10K is theoretically closer to 6.4 miles):
So I averaged an 11 minute mile pace, with my fastest speed being 6.9 mph, which must have been while I was coming back home, going down a hill! ;)  I'm no speed demon, that's for sure, but heck...I just ran 6.5 miles!  After my run I also did level 2 of the Yoga Meltdown.


  1. Good for you! I am starting to get inspired by you--and I hate running. But I really do need to mix up my work out a bit. Once I have three kids in school all day I will be able to take Lincoln in the jogging stroller too! Just another month...

  2. Hi, you guys! Lindsay, jogging strollers are awesome! Nick loves riding in his.

    Becca, we live in southeastern Idaho in a small town south of Pocatello.


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