Saturday, October 13, 2012


This afternoon I ran 5 miles kind of. I ran 2.75 miles walked .25 miles and ran 2.00 miles. So though the walking part is a little bit of a let down for me it is still exciting to have covered 5.00 miles at one time. I felt good and confident in the distance between 0 and 1 mile with an average time of 11:05 fast for me. Between 1-2 I started to slow down a bit as I got closer to the football stadium (it's homecoming here) the people and music coming from the stadium caused me to kick it up a notch (no one wants to look like the slow kid in front of all the spectators). Between 2-3 I hit a wall I was on a new track maybe it was the small hills, or the speed but at 2.75 I hit a brick wall. I had to walk the .25 miles then pushed myself to run the last 2 miles of this adventure. Let me tell you it felt like the longest 2 miles of my life. 

After this 5 mile run I will begin wearing my hydration belt and carrying a small snack on me for the half way point. I think this will help me feel better and keep from hitting the wall. I also think that I need better music. Lately I have just been letting my iphone shuffle through what is on it, however there are way to many slow songs on it, it is killing me! Anyone with good running music feel free to let me in on your secret!!!!

today I ran the longest in time and distance I have ever in my life and I am proud of that! More to come later.



  1. Good for you! Absolutely NOTHING wrong with having to walk at any point.

    I had to laugh, I take my blackberry for music, and also have it on shuffle and the slow songs are definitely a downer. haha!

    1. Slow songs are killer! What do you listen to while running?