Sunday, January 29, 2012


Addiction: The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically orphysically habit-forming, asnarcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

Hello, my name is Christina and I might be addicted to RUN. 

When I wrote my earlier post, I was pretty sure and bummed that my long run wasn't going to happen. All my dedicated hard work on Thursday and Friday trying to fuel up and hydrate well pretty much went into the drain on Friday night. It left a very limp, old, withered Christina. I was in bed resting but I cannot shake that long run off my mind. It was eating me.

Finally, I decided to just take it easy. I know how to take it easy. I'll just walk A LOT and run some and when I am done, I am done. I played Ken Burns' Prohibition (disc 1) on my lap top while I ran.
Anti-Saloon League paper, The American Issue, with headline, "U.S. Is Voted Dry"

First mile went well. The second one went well. The third one went well ....
I stopped at every half a mile to take a sip or two of water. At mile 5, I took a Jet Blackberry Gu gel. Sometimes, I stopped to stretch. Sometimes, I slowed to a walk. Sometimes, I hit the bathroom. Eventually, I hit the nine that was on schedule and thought, I can do another mile. All 10 miles on the treadmill. And I loved it. Addicted? I am not sure. But let me just say, while my stomach is still feeling funny, I am feeling wonderful - like I am lifted.

The sight of this brings a smile to my face.


  1. Great job! Love that accomplished feeling at the end of a good long run!

  2. Great job! I know you weren't feeling well, but it sounds like this lifted your spirits, which can certainly help you get over the yuckies.

  3. Nice job getting in 10 miles! Glad you are feeling better!

  4. Woooohooooo!!! So proud of you :)

  5. GREAT JOB, Christina! We'll just call you Super Woman.


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