Saturday, July 24, 2010

Running Post #6

I ran 10 miles today!!!!!!!

I have no words to describe how good it felt to complete that. It took my training group 2 hours and 34 minutes to complete it and we burned about 1600 calories doing it! That's a lot!!

I am so sore and achy today but that is to be expected. Surprisingly, I was at the lead of my group for pretty much the entire time and I felt like I could have gone a little faster than most people. I've been really pushing myself to go faster on my own training runs so I am sure that is why I felt like I could have run faster today.

Running 10 miles was a personal goal that I made for myself back when I first started seriously training back in April. Now that I've done it, I guess I am in shock. I think we are all capable of so much more than we think we can. I never in a million years thought I could run 5 miles let alone 10 miles, but here I am with a 10 mile run under my belt! I can honestly say that I'm not too worried about that Half Marathon anymore.. I mean, that's only 3 more miles than I did today! Only 3 more miles! Piece of cake? I don't know about that but I do know that I can handle it.

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  1. Oh, Leah! I'm so proud of you!! SO PROUD! I can't even imagine the exhilaration you must be feeling. I do wish I could be there to cheer you on for the half-marathon. I know it would mean a lot...but I'm just too nervous about the start of school :( But I will be cheering you on in spirit for sure, and thinking of you ALL day! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

  2. Isn't it awesome when you reach a goal you set for yourself?! I am very proud of you and can't wait to be there or D-day to cheer you on!! Way to go, Leah. xoxo