Why I keep running
1. I run to stay in shape.
2. I love the way I feel after a run
3. It makes me feel more confident
4. I love looking sexy for my hubby
5.Running makes me love myself. I'm my own worst critic
I haven't ran more than 7 mile since I did the DAM TO DAM race the first of June. I was just feeling like I needed to do a long run. So with no running partner I would be running this one SOLO . My running partner is doing some other things right now and is not running as much. DARN IT.
I decide to do a 16 mile run. Am I crazy I haven't been running long distance for a while. Something in my head just keep telling me to do a 16 mile run. So I said what the HECK, it might be a good run or it might be the run from hell. God only knows.
I didn't sleep last night at all. I hate to say this, but I must of ate something that gave me a hell of alot of gas. Because my stomach hurt and was so bloated. Thank god for peppermint.
As I am getting ready this morning I am feeling a little nervous. Can I really run 16 miles by myself? My mind was going a hundred miles a minute.
The first 3 miles felt pretty good, just trying to get into a rhythm. At mile 8 I'm starting to fad a little, but I take a GU and keep on trucking. At mile 10 my stomach is cramping a little so I take a short walk break. I was keeping a look out for the nearest cornfield.. By mile 13 my quads are starting to feel the burn as Jillian calls it. Decide to take another GU. At mile 14 I am thinking when the hell is this going to be over. I had to keep telling myself 2 more miles you can do this. My mind is saying, I just want this run over with now. At mile 15 I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. 16 MILES SOLO. Holy Crap I did it.
All of you runners out there that run SOLO are amazing in my book. This was tough. When I run with my running partner the miles just fly by, because we are talking so much. I thought this was never going to end.
I'll not give up or use the word can't. I will just dig deep within myself and get it done.
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