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. :)


5 comments:

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
M

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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