Friday, September 2, 2011

Long Run Recap – 8/29

Monday, I ran my longest training long run EVER :)  12.71 miles!!  I was tempted to make it a half marathon but I just couldn’t lol… I was beat!

I started out thinking that I was going to run my planned 12 miles VERY VERY slow because I had been dealing with back pain all week… embarassing story of how I think I hurt it will only be told in confidence so if you want to know you can email me lol ;)

I packed my phone, Gu chomps, a GU gel into my SPIbelt and grabbed my new 22 oz fuelbelt handheld, donned my CEP compression socks and my Brooks running shoes and headed out the door.

I decided just to have fun with this since I was still in pain and it was a gorgeous day out (time to work on my tan since I look like a ghost this summer due to college classes).  Here is a series of  pictures I took along my route.

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I decided to keep going when my Garmin beeped at me that I had run 6 miles because I was almost to the college that I went to for my Bachelor’s degree, that way I could fill up my handheld for my return trip.  I also stretched a little bit and then headed back.

On my way back I saw a DVD of IRobot and definitely had a moment where i wanted to pick it up and take it with me because i haven’t seen that movie, but i figured somebody would come looking for it… maybe… so i left it.  Saw a condom. Gross.  And two cars pulled up beside me to tell me that they had passed me about 2 hours ago and that i must be running pretty far… they both told me they could never do it and i said “you can do whatever you put your mind to” with a big ol’ grin :D

By the time I made it back to my car I only had .4 miles to go before it was a half marathon but I was beat, my back was killing me and I just wanted to go home lol… my husband told me I made the wrong decision and should’ve run the half marathon lol… thanks hubs :-p

Here are my garmin stats for the run:



I know I’m behind in my training for my full marathon on October 16th… but I’ve come to terms with how much life has gotten in the way of things and that I would not change it for the world… I will finish my first full marathon, even if I have to walk some, with a HUGE smile on my face! :)

NEXT UP: I am working on compiling the miles I’ve run since I’ve been MIA, including a race report from a 5k in July, and I’m still waiting on official wedding pictures to share with you all :)

NEXT RACE:  Sweetcorn Festival 5k on Sept. 3rd (tomorrow lol)

REMINDER:  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a signed copy of Mark Remy’s book “The Runner’s Field Manual” Ends sept 5!  CLICK HERE TO ENTER


  1. Love the "what you saw" part of your run recap - condoms seem to be a frequent find among runners . . . ick! (side note - do you read Bigger Girls Can Run Too? she has a blog page dedicated to the crazy stuff she sees while running - hilarious!!! Love the supportive comments from the passers by - that's always fun to get a motivational remark along the way!!!!!

    Great job on your longest long run!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  2. great job on the run! have fun at the 5k

  3. Great job! Love the picture taking along the way too. Good luck at the 5K too!!

  4. Congrats on the 12.71 lady. You are absolutely going to make it on October 16th - sooo exciting ;) :) can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. Hi Zaneta -
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. The details are on my blog :) You deserve it so much! Hoping you get a chance to have fun today!!!!

  6. Hi Zaneta,
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award - I couldn't think of anyone I thought deserved it more!!! You're blog is awesome!!!

    I hope you have a relaxing and fun day!

  7. Hey girl -
    I'm kinda thinking about heading to Columbus to do the half in October. Do you have any inside info about it - hard/easy, fun/boring, cold/hot, skip it/definitely do it?

    If I/we come, any chance of a bloggy meet up on Saturday?

    I have to seek therapy for my bling addiction!!!

    Columbus is only 3 hours away so it could be a super "quick" weekend trip for me/us. Over on Saturday back on Sunday - not missing any work and not too taxing of a drive post race.

    Still just thinking about it - pretty sure "C" is going to slap me into reality. The Columbus half is only 1 week before our St. Louis race, so I guess there's a pretty strong chance she'll say no, but . . . I'm kind of excited about the idea of getting another medal.

  8. Nice job on the long run! Love the tree face. and eww who leaves their nasty ol condoms laying around. Gross!

  9. Congratulations on your longest run ever, girl! ::high fives::

    Love how those people noticed how you were running for a long time.

  10. Congratulations on your longest run ever, girl! ::high fives::

    Love how those people noticed how you were running for a long time.


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