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Wow you know I asked for no whammies, so instead I was given a doozy. I had every intention of running 12 miles; I even had it mapped out. Oh well nothing seems to go as planned! My 12 mile … Continue reading
Today was my longest run since I began training. The furthest I made when training for a full marathon in July was 10 miles. I hit that mileage last Saturday. Today was the next step – an 11 miler. Usually I would think that an extra mile would not be that big of a deal, but I guess with what all I have on my plate right now, it was a bit more of an undertaking for me.
In the past few weeks I have been taking on higher mileage runs in my training. I am happy to say that I am having continued success and have successfully avoided re-injuring my foot. The 10 mile marker was the true litmus test in my running journey. This was the distance that sidelined my training in July, and subsequent goal of my first full marathon event at the Dallas White Rock Marathon.
I have been cautiously running the higher distances, and even opted to tape my foot for the 10 mile run. My goal in doing so was to complete the run, and avoid putting too much stress on my navicular bone. The navicular sling tape job worked very well!
Last week I celebrated my 42nd Birthday. Some women and men for that matter fear aging. Not me. I can sit back and feel great about being this age. I look at it this way; I am wiser than I was at 24, I am stronger emotionally than I was at 24, I am healthier than I was at 24, and I am much more physically fit than I was at 24.
On the actual day of my birthday I went out and decided to do a celebratory run; .1 miles for each year. I only had an hour for lunch, so I would not have been able to do something epic. I did have an epic idea, but I lacked the time to complete it; 42 min swim, 42 mile bike ride, 4.2 mile run.
I settled for the 4.2 mile run.