We did it!!!
Mal and I both tackled 20 miles this morning! Boo-YAH!
At 6:30 this morning, I ate my usual pre-run breakfast. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Then, Mal and I drove to South Boston to meet our team. We didn’t want to be late for our 20-miler, so we gave ourselves plenty of time to get there. Plus, we needed to stock up on Gu for our run! (I’m lovin’ the vanilla flavor lately!)
I didn’t snap any photos with my iPhone (like I usually do) because I really just wanted to finish in one piece! My foot bugged me for the entire 20 miles. I even considered quitting around Mile 7, but my coach gave me the motivation that I needed to continue on. Somehow, I managed to finish, but it wasn’t pretty!
- Mile 1: 10:16
- Mile 2: 9:40
- Mile 3: 9:33
- Mile 4: 9:55
- Mile 5: 10:02 < — Gu #1
- Mile 6: 9:48
- Mile 7: 9:59
- Mile 8: 9:32
- Mile 9: 9:58
- Mile 10: 9:45
- Mile 11: 9:49 < —Gu #2
- Mile 12: 9:50
- Mile 13: 9:47
- Mile 14: 11:07 < —Water break
- Mile 15: 9:32
- Mile 16: 10:14 < —Gu #3
- Mile 17: 10:05
- Mile 18: 10:17
- Mile 19: 10:15
- Mile 20: 10:01
Billy suggested a bunch of shoes with more stability and motion control. I liked them all, but his first recommendation made my hurtin’ foot feel instantly better. I guess I just needed a little more support!
I ended up buying the Mizuno Women’s Wave Inspire 6 in Wild Lime. (Neon colors rule!) I have a good feeling about these babies!
With comfy new sneakers on my feet, I met my team at the Boston Beer Garden for brunch. We definitely needed to celebrate our longest run!
The first time that we ate at the Boston Beer Garden as a team, we had just finished 8 miles. It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come!
I ordered the Breakfast Sandwich, which was scrambled eggs with Swiss cheese and bacon on a “gourmet” roll. On the side was fresh fruit and homefries. I ate everything except for the roll, which was in no way “gourmet.”
On the way home, Mal and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts for some iced coffee and a couple of munchkins.
At home, we quickly Tiger Tailed, showered, dressed, and headed right back out the door to take Murphy to the dog park. The poor pug spent all morning at home on our bed, so he definitely needed some play time.
I rocked my new TNT gloves at the dark park!
Mal and I spent about an hour at the park with Murphy. It felt really good to walk around and loosen up our legs. Sitting in the car on the ride over actually sort of hurt!
Today totally flew by! Can you believe it’s not even close to over!? Mal and I are meeting friends for a night of CAROL-oke. Ooooh, yes!