Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm Back Baby!!!

I finally listened to myself and had a VERY successful long run. I was out the door by 8:15 strapped with my new, cheap yet effective Ironman running belt. On it was two water bottles full of Lemon Lime Nuun, my cell phone, tissues, jelly beans and a packet of vanilla PowerGel. I only stopped once this time and that was because I'm not used to these new water bottles and I pulled the top off and was spilling it all over myself. Even as I got to 5.5 miles, I pulled my Gel out of my little fanny pack and ate it while I chased it with my Nuun. It was about 70 degrees and the route I went had a lot of shade. Last Saturday, I ran at a 9:21 pace. Today, I ran at a 8:55 pace which is great considering I ran 2 extra miles. The running when its not 90 degrees helped plus I think the Nuun helped also. It feels great to be able to run again without feeling like I'm going to die, cramp up, or throw up! Now off to the lake with friends!

Saturday- 11 mile long run in 1:38:12


notime2weight said...

Hello! I just found your blog and am so happy I did! I am a mommy to three and ran my first 1/2 Marathon this year. You are definitely very inspirational to me and look fit and fantastic! I've added you to my reader :-) Best, Michelle

D10 said...

I love NUUN. It has really made a difference when I do my long runs and rides. Great job. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Ruth Rogers said...

WOW! Sounds like you had a great run!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Yay! Glad you had a great run!