Yes. You read that correctly. I have completed my first 40 mile week. How do I feel? Pretty darn excited.
Today’s run was at Sawyer Camp in San Mateo. It is one of my FAVORITE routes that my group runs in near the city. On the agenda was 12 miles! Woot. The only problem with Sawyer Camp is that some of the trail is banked so my IT began to bother me (and still is…no worries, icing, rolling, repeat). BUT drumroll…
The garmin’s (TOTALLY about to purchase a discounted 305) battery went out so I just went with overall time and perceived effort. I don’t have the breakdown of stats per mile. And to be quite honest, reaching 12 miles and a 40 mile week in 2 months? Pacing didn’t matter to me as much. The group told me I came in around 2 hrs 5 minutes later. With a bummed IT, a nasty 1 mile hill, and no garmin to pace, it made me quite excited to know that getting close to 2 hours is so in reach. Baby steps – first a 2:10…Oakland Half anyone??
Also, I ran out of bread this morning so my pre-run meal (for those who wonder, its pb&jelly toast and half glass of skim milk), I settled for some trail mix. It was an experiment and it as eh. I’m a pb girl. Umm let’s see. I’m going to stop before I keep rambling and as much as you LOVE my rambling, I’ll leave you with a quote that came on my iPod during my run and a little reflection on it.
What you don’t have you don’t need it now. (It was a beautiful day)
Clearly, from U2’s Beautiful Day. Get back to the basics and priorities. It’s all there. When it comes to running, I have to realize I’ve got it.
Sorry for the quick post! I have a couple errands and school work to get done! Hope everyone had a good weekend.