Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday I ran into uncharted territory – literally. 14 miles. Gasp! That’s farther than I’ve ever run before. With two half marathons under my belt I’ve felt a sense of accomplishment, but this is different. It’s the road to one of the biggest goals I’ve ever set for myself – especially physically.
So, with that said I woke up Friday morning at the crack of dawn – no, really I had to wait a few minutes because I’m a punk and won’t run in the dark by myself – put on my running gear and set out for a special morning.
I had to do my long run by myself again this week because I had someplace special to be Saturday morning. I really miss my running group, it gets lonely out there alone so I brought along Drake and Alicia Keys to entertain me.
I had to do a phone interview for a magazine article I’m writing at 9 a.m. so I knocked out 10 miles and stopped to make my call. Less than an hour later I was back on the road winding through my sub-division knocking out the final four.
While the first ten miles felt awesome, the last four sucked. Gasp! I thought they’d be easy since I stopped to squeeze in my call but I think the break might’ve made it harder. That and the heat. Oh what a difference an hour makes. For the final two miles all I could think about was this …
My longest run couldn’t have happened on a better day, about eight hours later I grabbed my overnight bag, kissed Husband and the kids goodbye then headed into midtown Atlanta for an exclusive mom blogger escape at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel.
Did I already use the word fabulous? To say the good folks at the Four Seasons spoiled us would be an understatement. Let me just say by the end of the night I traded in my sports drink for this little number …
Right. Stay tuned that’s a whole other post.
Winks & Smiles,