I always do my long runs on Saturdays- it is just the easiest day because I usually don't work and the hubby is home to hang out with the kids so I can go run outside. He is awesome like that. However, I ended up working an opening shift yesterday which means I had to wake up at 4:30am! I was a tired girl by the time I got home, but I skipped my long run last weekend so I knew there was no way out of my 12 miler scheduled for this weekend. It HAD to happen!
What I really wanted to do was curl up on my nice comfy couch and watch a movie. That sounded like heaven- I was losing my desire to gear up and head out the door. So I compromised with myself. I would watch a movie WHILE I ran 12 miles. And that is exactly what I did. I watched Remember Me and ran 12 miles on my treadmill. If there exists such a thing as a "comfortable" way of running for 2 hours I think I achieved that. I didn't have to gear up, worry about carrying water or deciding which way to go. All I had to do was put one foot in front of the other. As quickly as I could. And for 12 miles. Piece of cake!
It was definitely interesting. I learned a couple of things about my treadmill- for instance it just assumes that at 90 minutes the fool running on it must be done and stops itself. That is a strange sensation, kind of like you are suddenly propelled into the air. I watched the calorie counter go all the way up and start back to zero. Twice. It was nice to be able to select my pace and see if I could maintain it over the whole distance. Which kind of worked. All in all, it turned out to be a decent run. Much better than not doing one at all!!!
And I have officially passed the 400 mile mark. Me. The girl who 7 months ago would say she hated running and was not a runner. I have ran 400 miles in 7 months -I have become a runner! That is something to be proud of.
Total Distance: 12.72 (really more like 12 actual miles)
Total Time: 1:56:07
Total Nutella earned- nearly an entire cup. 1,434 calories worth. I don't think I had any yesterday, however I had some this morning. And this afternoon. mmmmm...chocolate and nuts and sugar. Just the way good crack should be. Haha!
I will leave you with a recording of one of my favorite songs to listen to right now. I don't know what it is really, I just love Sheryl Crow's voice and the song is so heartfelt and honest.