Saturday, 22 September 2007

I ran 10 miles this morning!!!

I did it! After being sick all week! I went to a nearby lake, with a mile and a half trail around it, figuring I could bag it any time I wanted. And believe me, I wanted, but I just kept going.

I have only three weeks until my half-marathon. My training has not been really great prior to getting sick, and getting sick for a week really crimped it.

Here's the good news. I realized as I was running around and around this lake, that although I am not fast and I don't feel really great - I am not injured and I am not in pain. Which I think puts me way ahead of where I was three weeks out from the Colfax Marathon in May.

Thanks for your support as always. You guys rock!

11 comments:

ws said...

awesome job. if you can run 10, you can run 13.1. get some more rest, get back to 100% and everything will fall into place for the HM.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

YAY for you!! Keep up the positive attitude and the feet will continue moving in the direction that you point them. :)

Wes said...

We got the easy part. You're the one out there gettin it done :-)

Marcy said...

WHoooooo Mary!! That is AWESOME!!! ;D ;D

J~mom said...

That is great news!!! So glad you are doing better!!!!!

Sue said...

Well done! Hope you're feeling better now.

Randy said...

Mary you rock!!!!! Isn't it great to run and realize that NOTHING hurts....my marathon was that way...maybe that 2 weeks of almost no running was good for me after all....

I did learn that eating right the day or so before and fueling at the right times during the longer races is critically important if you are going to finish....

Jess said...

Good job!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Fantastic! To me, there is nothing mentally tougher than doing a long run on a short loop because it is easy to just quit when you get tired and not finish it off...so you did a wonderful job to finish that 10-miler off like you did.

You rock!

Joe said...

Solid, solid run!! And to recognize being pain-free is a big deal is huge!! Good mental toughness too!!!

Way to go!!

Adam said...

Good job on the 10 miler.