Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Silent Victories???

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!

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23 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is impressive!! You can brag all you want, this is your blog!

Renee said...

That is fantastic! Brag away!!

Lindsey said...

Congrats!! I would brag about it too! Heck I would probably brag if I ran mile! Ha!

Kentucky Blonde said...

i would definitely be braggin about that too! that's awesome, job well done! :)

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

Thank you for the award!! and congrats on your run!! 10 miles is a huge accomplishment.

xoxo!

B.o.B. said...

Oh girl I hope you are prepared for the running gear nerd-ness that is going to hit you. I can't wait to see all the cool stuff you get!

Congrats on your run - and yes, you totally deserve to brag! Running doesn't fall into the don't tell your greatness category. LOL!

Kelly Denise said...

I just love your blog title
too cute.......cannot wait to read the rest of your blog

please feel free to read mine and commet

Love making blog friends

have a great one

Savvy Gal said...

brag away....

I am Alive said...

hey.. Congrats gal... Thats an achievement all together...
And I m sure, latest sports gear would make you feel more pepped up...
Great going...
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Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, that is awesome. You have earned all the braggin' rights you want. Bravo for you. Now kick off those high hills and rest those tired little tootsies.

Ya'll have a wonderful day and God Bless!!!

the Mrs Hinz said...

thats so awesome! 10 miles is freaking killer! you are so close to a 1/2 marathon! very impressive and inspiring! i have to get back on the running wagon.

The Wife said...

Yay for you! Better you than me!

Lisa said...

Woo Hoo!! That is AWESOME girl!! YOu rock!!

Did you decide what half you are doing??

90% sure I'm doing White Rock on Dec. 13th. Training for it, just not signed up yet. My longest is 6miles, but will do 7 this Saturday. Can't wait... well I can, but looking forward to being done.

Anyway, way to go!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

This is your blog and you go to town lady!!! That is a huge accomplishment, and I am jealous!!

Kristen said...

wow!! good job!

MissJody said...

Congrats Lady!
You should tell the whole world :)
Why keep that to yourself?

Are you training for something?

I heard Rocky is getting up there in years.
Between you and me..I think you can take'em!!

Kristin said...

Congrats! I was totally going to suggest you read Discombobulated Running, but I see you've been there done that. Ah ha

Tatiana said...

Holy COW GIRL! I don't think I could ever run 10 miles! Go right ahead and brag about it! I would have told the news channels by now! Congrats!

Kelly Denise said...

Hi I just wanted to stop by and tell you about my cool giveaway........a peronalize wine glass *you chose what you want on it* hope you stop by and enter......good luck

have a great one

short southern momma said...

Way to go girl! That is awesome! I wish I had the time and the mental capacity to run! Hope your having a great day! = )

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

just found you! Congrats on the 10 miles! I just started running again! It has been 2 years!

We have the high heels and hunting boots in common!! I lived in the city and after getting married we moved to the middle of nowhere NH- My husband loves the country and I miss the city everyday! :)

Karena said...

No silence!! Brag all you want! First double digit run is a HUGE milestone! Congrats :) :)

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats girl~ :)