That morning, I went for a 19 mile run just because....
There wasn't an official marathon planned out, but I thought I would train for one to see if I could handle it.
Everything was going better than expected. I was able to maintain a pace that was perfect for me (10:30) and every few miles, I would evaluate how my body felt, then how I felt mentally. At mile 5, just a quarter of the way through, I felt amazing. At mile 7, about a third of the way through, I continued to feel strong. I was honestly surprised how great I felt and the miles were flying by!
At the halfway point, my foot caught a tree root and I took quite a tumble.
Not only did I bust up my knee, but my hand got cut up as well when I tried to catch myself. Luckily, Peter was able to meet up with me about 2 miles down the trail. I ran at about a 9 minute pace to get to him due to my adrenaline rush. He was able to patch me up, while I took the opportunity to I eat some of my Nature Valley bars and M&Ms.
I was able to finish the remainder of the run without a problem and that probably had a lot to do with the thought of Chick-Fil-A when coming home.
After stretching, I went into the kitchen, where my lovely boyfriend had Chick-Fil-A for us. Nothing beats waffle fries after a long run. Or this...
We are planning for a wedding in October 2014 and believe me, everything is already in the works, so prepare yourself for talks of weddings intertwined with running.
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Since we are also coming up on our 1 year wedding anniversary, we are going to Gatlinburg, TN to celebrate. We have rented a cabin in the Smoky Mountains for the week to relax and enjoy the sites. We've already planned a trip to the local Oktoberfest and a mountain biking adventure. We leave on Saturday and I am super amped! Just a few more days to go!!! :)