Friday, September 2, 2011

"Farting Glitter"

To hold myself accountable for my 9-miler today, I made it public on Facebook that I will be waking up at 4:45 a.m. to run 9 miles.  Yes. It worked.

I had a Nutella on a slice of bread and called it pre-run fuel. Last night, I had a serving or maybe two of chicken spaghetti. Delish! I do make a mean chicken spaghetti. So Yummy!

The run was ok. It took a few miles to wake myself up. And then, it was easy. Mentally, I told myself that this was going to be three 5Ks. When I hit the 4.5 mile mark, I told myself, I am half way done. Mind vs. Body.
Mind emerged victorious today!

So today, I celebrate a new distance ran on the treadmill. Nine miles. All of it! :)
And because I spent so much time on the treadmill cos' I am kinda slow, I got to witness this:
So, I learned that the timer thing rolls back to 0:00 after 99 minutes. 
I'm proud I finally got the chance to "discover" that!
Three more long runs left for half marathon #4 training!

You guys probably know I like quotes. So here are some I'm going to share with you because I swear that RW Quote Of the Day read my mind this week.

On Wednesday (when I had that sucky run), the quote was:
"Do the work. Do the analysis. But feel your run. Feel your race. Feel the joy that is running." (Kara Goucher)
I was overanalyzing. I was too critical of myself. I forgot to feel the joy that should be running in me.

Yesterday, it said:
"Relish the bad training runs. Without them, it's difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones (Pat Teske)."

And in the words of Vanessa over at Gourmet Runner: My 9-miler today was so awesome that I am "farting glitter!" Yeah!

5 comments:

  1. Go you! Good for you getting in a long run super early in the morning. How do I sign up for the RW quotes of the day?

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  2. Nice job! How do you make the time pass on the treadmill?

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  3. Hahahaha, love Vanessa's quote :) Congrats on a treadmill 9 miler, you are much stronger and more determined than you think you are!!

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  4. AMAZING JOB! Such a great run. Not many people hit that 99 minute mark on a treadmill, you should be very proud!
    :)

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