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.