Long run done!
Eleven miles in 2 hours 14 minutes or so.
Not bad. (More about that after my Paddy Wag update).
Paddy had her shots for nibbling on rat poison on Wednesday. Now, I have to give her two pills each day.
And it turns out, she is having allergic reactions to those meds/shot. So I took her back to the vet yesterday and got another shot and some doggy yogurt Bepto-like thing. Poor baby! Sure hope she gets to feeling better soon.
Now, about the less interesting thing - my long run.
The first six miles were done with Mr. J. We have a usual 6 mile route and today, we ran that route in reverse. It seems longer and the hills seem hillier. It seems safer because we ran four miles in the dark on road with a wider shoulder. The last 2 or so were on a road with no shoulder and we had to occasionally hop onto the grass. I coughed many times during the run. Mr. J finally said he was able to only do 6 because he might be coming down with something. It's fine. I was more than happy to have company for the bulk of my run this morning. So, after that 6th mile, I said bye to him, went inside the Y, had a Gu, and hopped onto the treadmill. Ten was on my mind today. I wanted a 10. But when I hit the 4th mile on the treadmill, I decided to go that extra one. Eleven.
I was happy. It wasn't a fast, speedy run. But it was a good run. The run was hard in a way, but physically, it was kinda easy. I had Food network on, so that made it easy.
I think I am kinda ready for my half marathon at the end of this month. :)