Saturday, March 1, 2008
So I think I reached hard core status today for 2 reasons
1) I GOT A RUNNING RELATED BLISTER!!! Its nothing big, but it's a start. It's not bloody or gorey or anything. Def not worthy of a picture. Also I might add that I didn't wear running socks. But either way.....I'm Hard Core!
2)I got up at 6 am to do my 15 mile run. Up till this point, I hadn't taken the plunge on sacrificing my sleep to get up early and run. I just knew I wasn't that hard core...and I rather run alone than sacrifice a few hours of sleep. But today I did it. I bailed on going bar hopping last night, eventhough I promised my classmates I would go. And I got up at 6am and met up with a running group to do my 15 mile run. IT WAS EXCELLENT! It's the first time I did any training runs with someone...and boy have I been missing out. We did the first 2 miles Galloway style..then ditched the group and just ran the next 13. It took us 2:30:15. My friend dropped back so I ended up finishing with her Jamaican husband. We stuck it out together! But all in all..the run was great and I think the Galloway style for the first 2 miles helped me take my heart rate up slowly. At one point I joked around about just running a whole marathon today!! Also I dressed properly this time. It was about 60 when we started and 70 when we finished. I"M SO PUMPED! It's my furthest distance yet!!!! YAY!!!
So yes. I'm hard core....no not porn....running. I believe I will be getting up at 6 am again next weekend to run with these great people. Most definitely better than doing it alone. :)