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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.

3 comments:

  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...

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  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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