Monday, September 27, 2010

14 miles: My longest long run

Well, it's not the LONGEST run I will do in my marathon training, but it's the official longest run I have ever done to date!

14 Miles! Loaded with my phone, shot blocks, Tropical Fruit Lara bar and Knudsen Recharge!

Ready for those double digits! At a red light about 3 blocks from my place. Only 13.75 miles to go!  I am wearing my I Declare charm- 13.1 for the Love of the run Charm necklace--I blogged about it here

Cedar Lake, a northern addition to the chain of lakes that  I don't often run! It was beautiful!! Overall my run went slower than I thought, but was also not AS grueling, which was a good thing. It was a challenge, but I did it! 

I had some help too, my friend Alyssa roller bladed along side me and we met a nice woman biking the same trails as we were. We chatted with her for a good seven miles! It made the time fly by! 

When I got home, I had a big bowl of pasta, beans and a little dollop of cream cheese!

 Spiru-tein is a tasty, natural high protein powder that I add to green monsters, smoothies and after my run, a big glass of water to refuel and supplement! 
I Love this tri-part protein and the Exotic Red Fruit mixes well and has little chunks of red fruit in it! It's great with just water.  

Sunday was a beautiful day. 
My friend Lynette married a great guy named Fred. 
Weather: perfect
Sky: blue
Love: Brimming

Congrats to the newlyweds!! 

here i am doing my best cougar face-
alas no catches at the wedding! 

I felt surprisingly rested, strong and HAPPY after a 14 mile run. I am looking forward to this week with speed work, running club at work and another long run next weekend! 

Do you cry at weddings? Is there a song or a trigger? I do. All the time. :)


Heidi & Misty said...

love the running belt...

I cry like a baby now at weddings ..I didnt used to but now there are some serious waterworks. I think allot of it has to do with a. a greater appreciation for true love within a relationship that just can not be understood when your younger and b. knowing that whenever I get to walk down that isle again I wont have my parents physically there (im sure they will be watching over me of course though)

good luck with your big run coming up!
Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

Sabrina said...

I have never cried during a wedding, I am not real emotional in that way. My mind does start to wander and I begin to think if love and weddings will ever happen for me.

Megan said...

I never used to cry at weddings. I made it through my own, both my brothers', and several friends' weddings without a tear. But when my friend Joe, who grew up across the street from me, got married, I sobbed like I was on Steel Magnolias. Why that one got me I do not know, but now I fear I'll cry at all of them!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the long run! Wahoo!

Cute pics! I love weddings. I think I went to 6 or 7 in the past 4 months! There's always something in a wedding that makes me tear... something as simple as the father walking the bride down the isle! I will be a mess at my own wedding!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yeahhhhh for longest runs!! they are soooo empowering!

i love weddings, they remind us all to be thankful for love

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