Celebrating 21

Monday, October 4, 2010

I’ve sometimes talked about revisiting 21, but I always meant the age, not miles. Well, after logging in 21 miles this Saturday, I definitely wanted to celebrate like it was my 21st birthday. To say I was excited would be an understatement. Not only is it my furthest distance, but it’s my last long run before my first marathon – the Marine Corps Marathon on Halloween. I get to taper now and scale back the miles and my body truly appreciates that.

My morning started at 4:40 a.m.

My pre-run food – a banana and a peanut butter sandwich. Got to have some energy!

We began at 5:30 a.m. and did 2:1 run/walk intervals the entire way. I actually wasn’t scheduled to do the 21 until this upcoming weekend, but I will be in Miami at Blogalicious so I had to get it done early. I was thrilled that four folks from my running group offered to go the extra distance with me and knockout their 21, too! Company on a long run makes all the difference!


Michael, Me, Bo, Jamie and Doug – Everyone finished strong!

Post-run pic. Still smiling.

Immediate recovery food. I think I’m addicted to Lara bars.

So, how do I feel? Accomplished. Excited. And, a little beat up. The distance is starting to take a toll on my body. Ironically, my bone spur is not an issue, but my left knee started hurting sometime after mile 10 and my right heel is really sore. Fortunately, I have an appointment with a podiatrist tomorrow and plan on taking it easy this week.

21 done and 26 days left.

Winks & Smiles,
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7 comments:

Renée aka Mekhismom October 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment. I'm so proud of you and have enjoyed watching your training.

kat October 4, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Congratulations, try not to worry about all the aches and pains too much, with a taper coming soon you'll have a chance to rest and recover, well done on a great run, happy 21st.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES October 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

Great job! You are going to be so ready for MCM!

Krystal Grant October 4, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

Congrats!!!!!!! Now you're entitled to take a long afternoon nap.

Kerrie T. October 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

I'm really excited for you! Jealous, too. But mostly excited.

Patty@NYC Girl at Heart October 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

Congratulations! That is so fantastic! :)

I'm so jealous you'll be at blogalicious! Have fun!

Miz October 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

as always cheering you on (from my place of backowies) and it AWE AWE AWE of you Wifey.

you are tenacious motivated and you rock.

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