Over the course of my life, I've suffered through two knee surgeries, three episodes with kidney stones, dislocated my shoulder twice, bruised my ribs, and suffered a broken arm and foot.
My son battled cancer and received a life-saving liver transplant at a very young age. I feel at times, that I am running on empty. Through your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement I find the fuel that I need to keep going.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Big Twenty!
I shifted my long run from Saturday to today (to allow for a recovery/rest day from Friday’s 10K fun run).I wasn’t feeling up for the challenge this morning because I was tired and didn’t sleep well…But still, I woke up and hit the pavement…I am glad that I did!
The starting temp was 64f and it felt great!It didn’t get hot all day, despite a clear sky!The finish temp was around 75f with a 12-16mph wind (which kept things cool).Well, I did exactly what I did the past few weeks; I placed two liters of Gatorade-water mix in a thermos cooler on my front porch…My make-shift water station worked out great!Hydration was on spot today!I didn’t have to refill my bottles until after mile #10.I stopped by the front porch and refilled the water then ate a Gu energy gel, mint chocolate flavor (yummy)!
I was doing fine up until mile #16 which is where I hit “the wall.”I don’t know what happened but my legs felt like jello and my pace suffered a bit.Each step felt like I was carrying a ton of bricks in my shoes…Blah…Well, I ate another Gu energy gel (this time, Lemon Sublime) to help out.I ended up getting to the #18 mile mark then I alternated a ¼ mile of walking then running up until the final mile where I walked about a ½ mile.I was done…
#39:14#1310:2413.1 split: 2:06:15 (9:38 pace)
20 @ 3:36:11 (10:49 pace) overall.Overall, I was very pleased with today’s run!I thought for sure that I wouldn’t make it the distance…I never felt like quitting but my legs were fatigued.I’ll have to dig down deep to get through the final 6 miles…Take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7