Successfully ran 10 MILES today!! Eeeek! How crazy is that?!
Went to a new trail today with Patty. Here's a pic (even though it doesn't do it justice! The leaves were so pretty!):
Patty joined me for the first 6 miles, and then she had to leave because she had other plans today. But I definitely enjoyed her company :) Patty has lots of stories, so she distracted me from thinking about how far we were running!
Miles 5/6/7 were difficult to get through. So I walked a few minutes, had a snack, drank some Gatorade, and regrouped. That was a good move because it got me through the second half of the run.
This trail is a paved trail that is covered in dirt, so it's a soft impact when you run. Bicycles, runners, walkers, and HORSES are allowed on the trail. I passed a total of 5 horses in the course of my 2 hour run. They were beautiful! But that also meant there were big piles of horse poop, so I had to be careful ;)
This trail is in the middle of nowhere, but I came across this sign...
Come to find out there is a driving range that backs up to the trail. Thankfully I didn't encounter any flying golf balls!
Well, we are exactly 3 weeks away from the race. After finishing today's run, I thought to myself, I could do 3 more miles after this! Today's run made me feel better about being able to accomplish the half marathon. And I've been pretty consistent with my average mile pace, so if I stick to that, I should do pretty well with my overall time (although my ONLY goal is to finish!).
As I was walking to my car after the run, I could just feel my leg muscles tightening like WOAH. I did a lot of stretching, but I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty sore tomorrow!