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,
post signature


Unknown 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 October 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

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

Anonymous,  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.

Post a Comment

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, products, event tickets, travel and other forms of compensation. The owner of this blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for a post or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content that might present a conflict of interest.

  © Blogger template On The Road by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP