Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11 11k

Adam Ricklefs
  Yeah! 6.83 miles

This exchange took place on Twitter yesterday. Just something random that I happened to catch. Or rather it seemed to catch me.  In fact, a friend had invited me to run a local race this morning, an 11k for Veteran's Day.  I was really excited!  But then the race location and start time was later (random changes just two weeks out from a race) and the changes made it impossible for me to run.

Since I should have run 18 miles (yikes!) this weekend and I can't, I decided to run as many as possible spread over a few days.

When I saw this tweet I realized the goal would help push me to more miles.  This morning I headed out, up my dreaded hilly route (which I could handle for a shorter run) and was able to get in almost 5.5 miles before I had to be home for hubs to leave.

Less than 30 minutes after I got home, Bean and Lily left and I went and hopped on the treadmill to complete the 11k.  My legs were screaming at me (and still are) but I did it! In about 68 minutes, which is a great pace for me right now for almost 7 miles.

In two days I've logged over 11 miles and I hope to run later on tomorrow or maybe Sunday to get in a few more.  Maybe even 7 to still have those 18 miles on my legs, just not all at once.

But after getting up early now on TWO mornings I could have stayed in bed, I'm looking forward to not hearing my alarm go off before 6am tomorrow.