Wow I can't believe I actually ran 10 miles this past Saturday, but I did! It was such an accomplishment but it was also SO HARD! I never thought the miles would end.
Matt was so sweet because he got worried about me so he headed out on the 4 wheeler to come and find me. He found me on my last mile sucking wind but it was the last bit of motivation I needed.
Miles 1-4 were pretty good, and I was enjoying the outdoors and exploring the lovely town of Paxico. My music was great...although I now know I need a longer play list, the water was working and I felt good!
Miles 5-9 terrible! It might have been because for most of that I was running on a slight incline and the wind was right in my face and it was getting hotter. I tried to focus on my music and not think about the miles but the problem I have is once I get into my head it is hard for me to get back out. I talked myself into a downfall and it was not good. I kept saying there is no way I can do this, I am so slow, this is so stupid....and many more bad things.
Mile 10 I found some energy and probably because the hubby came with his encouragement, some ice cold water and I stopped for about 30secs to take a drink and talk to him. Once I got back going I had a hill to get up and then it was smooth sailing. Once my garmin beeped it's lovely beep at me for the 10th time I thought I might cry!
So I made it and it wasn't pretty but I made it. A few hours later my legs were pretty tight and a little sore but after a good nights sleep I was feelin good. Running by yourself is hard! I wish I had people around here to do these long runs with but I live out away from so many people that run it's not possible to run together. Maybe I can convince Matt to get a bike so he can at least keep me company!