Saturday, March 5, 2011

My "long" run

Today was my scheduled "long run". 30 minutes running 20 minutes walking. I set my alarm last night for 6am. I figured that would be the best time to do it so I could get it done earlier in the day and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Plus, I was excited to run it. I haven't ran for 30 minutes straight in a long time. 

Well, I went to bed at 10:00 and then woke up at 11, 2, and 3:33 to feed Rosalie. After the last feeding it was about 4:00 when I decided that I'd go run then rather than fall asleep and not want to get up again until after 7. I know myself and I know that if I went back to sleep and the alarm went off I'd shut it off and talk myself into just doing it later in the day. So, I got all my stuff on that I set out the night before, but I couldn't find my other shoe. Ugh! I ended up using my new Pearl Izumi shoes. They were perfect! The shoes were amazing, but my socks were too big.

It felt so weird going that early. I was the only one out there. Which was nice, but I couldn't stop being paranoid in the back of my mind. The main thing keeping my mind off of that was my socks rubbing my heels wrong. I knew they were going to give me a blister right when I walked out the door, but I knew that if I went back in and searched for socks (hard to do when everyone's asleep) I'd stay in, so I just kept going.

Yep, that's what I got.... A nice blister the size of a thumb print on the back of my right heel. Stinkin' socks! Smart Cathy...real smart. I shoulda changed the socks. 

I ended up walking 10 minutes, jogged 30, and walked another 10. I felt great!! I didn't want to stop (other than that stinking blister). I really loved it. Now, I need to lose this weight so I can run easier. I really need to watch what I eat. Time to get back on with WeightWatchers. 

I can't wait until my long runs are really long runs. I miss the great feeling you get after a nice long run.


Jen said...

Yeah, but at least you did it, right? War wounds, I say! Great job!

Trish said...

Woot Woot! Good job! I love that you know yourself well enough to push your buns out the door at 4am instead of crawling back into bed and risking not going later! :)

kimert said...

Great job on the run! OUCH on the blister!

Amy said...

Wooo hoo! Go you.

Also - you're crazy. 4am is no time for running. :) It sorta makes me miss being up in the middle of the night doing things at unreasonable hours because it's easier when you're already up. :D

You are rockin' it!

@mie said...

I can't wait for you to start WW again. Hearing your progress motivates me BIG time!
Congrats on the run.
You are a warrior! =)