Y'all, I keep reading things that say sometimes it's better to keep your accomplishments to yourself and not share them...and to an extent I agree with that, but I completed my first ever 10 mile run yesterday and I just have to share it with someone. You'll still love me, right?
I was SO not looking forward to this run because a) it was my longest to date and b) my running partner wasn't able to run at the same time so I was going at it solo. It's SO much harder to pace myself and push myself when I'm by myself. I had dreaded it ALL DAY LONG, but when I got off of work the weather was perfect. Mid-50s, hardly any wind...I always run better in cooler weather than warmer weather. So I started out on a familar route and ran 6 miles before my first water break. I stopped for a few minutes and grabbed my knee band because my knee had started bothering me around mile 5. After my break I set out on a undetermined route and ran a mile around our turfed football field, which relieved my joints immensely. By the time I finished it was dark and sprinkling. But, I finished and I felt pretty good. I was a little slow from my goal pace time, but I can live with that.
Now that this has become my "hobby" I find myself wanting the latest gear, workout attire, etc. I think it's just the girl in me. Hope y'all are having a wonderful Tuesday!