Monday, January 14, 2013

Long Run Fun!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Today I am a 'Featured Sneaker' on Kat's blog, Sneakers and Fingerpaints! I hope you will check it out!
 
Saturday was my first chance to run all week, and I did 15 miles!
The most I've done before was 14, so this was all new to me! I was fine until the last mile, then I really struggled! I was half laughing, half crying, talking to myself and praying, all at the same time! I'm sure I looked like a crazy person! 
 When it was all over, the runner's high was AMAZING! It was a crazy awesome feeling!
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could run 15 MILES!! I remember last year when I could only run 5k's, and just thinking there's no way I can even run 1 more mile! 
 If you believe you can do it, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!
I'm starting now to think MAYBE I could run a full marathon... but the thought still terrifies me!

Did you run or race this weekend?

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41 comments:

  1. Wow!! That is so awesome!!! You for sure can do a marathon!

    I had my first 5k of the year :)

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  2. Yay! Awesome job on the new PDR!!!

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  3. I ran this weekend! I read your post on facebook about heading out to run 15 miles, it was what got me through my "blah" run that day. I set out on the treadmill to run 6 miles and by the time mile one was over, I was ready to stop. It was an emotionally and mentally exhausting run. I kept telling myself that you were out on your run and you weren't stopping. I only made it to 4.5 miles because I felt like I needed to throw up and I was extremely dizzy. I stayed on the treadmill and walked at an incline until the timer hit 60 minutes. I stepped off the treadmill sad that I couldn't finish my 6, but happy that I stayed on and walked it out. I came down with a 24-hour stomach flu that night, so I know that that is what was going on, but the mental part of the run was the worst. I am so proud of you and that you ran 15 miles! That's awesome! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Well, I think that's awesome that you stayed on it for an hour! It is SO much easier for me to run outside, as it probably is for anyone! It is just as challenging mentally, and that's why for the last mile I was talking to myself! I just kept telling myself how strong I am, and that if other people can run marathons, there's no reason I can't run 15, etc! You are doing awesome, Carie. I'm so proud of how hard you're working, and for pushing through. Don't give up, it is SO worth it, girl!!

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  4. You could absolutely run a marathon! I had the same thoughts as you, but I ran my first marathon one year after my very first 5k. It was painfully slow but the best feeling! The next day I registered for marathon number 2 for the end of the same year. Congrats on your AWESOME 15 miler! Feeling good until the last mile is fantastic!

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    1. That's awesome that you ran a full a year after your first 5k! I'm pretty sure I would be able to, it's just scary, for some reason. I think finishing it must be the best feeling in the world!

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  5. great job on the long run.....I think a marathon might very well be in your future!

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    1. Thank you, Bill! I think it just might be too!! (I say that as I'm shaking in my boots!!)

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  6. 15 miles at that pace is very impressive. Not to mention the amount of calories you were able to burn. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks, Joe! What's interesting is I thought my pace was SO slow! My Garmin watch battery died, so I just used my Endomondo phone app, I was thinking it has to be wrong, surely I'm not that slow!
      But I was very excited about the calorie burn!

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  7. Great run!! I saw your feature ;)

    You absolutely CAN run a marathon! Even if you just ran only 5 miles, just have to put your mind to it and work for it - anything is possible!

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    1. Thanks, Beka! I keep saying anything is possible, I guess in my mind I'm thinking "except for a marathon..." Lol! I need to change my way of thinking!

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  8. You are well on your way to a marathon! SO SORE from bootcamp on Friday that I could only manage 3 miles on Saturday! Feeling much better today!!

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    1. Glad you're feeling better! As you know after my bootcamp, I thought my legs would fall off! It's a great feeling though!

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  9. Congrats on the 15 miles! 14 is my longest run too, I can't wait for the day I beat it. Beat it will be an exhilarating moment, just like yours!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia!! You will definitely beat it! My next goal is 16, I can't wait!

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  10. I look like a crazy person all the time when I run; I'm used to it. LOL. Congrats on your awesome run!! It's such an amazing feeling of accomplishment to be shatter previous 'furthest distance ever run'. Have confidence in yourself, you can totally run a marathon!

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    1. Thanks, Gina. It sure is an awesome feeling! I'll be working on that confidence!

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  11. Big congrats to the new distance PR!!! Sometimes we truely amaze ourselves and what we can do.

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  12. You absolutely could do a full marathon and probably much sooner than you think!!! GO FOR IT and tell us all about it! I did my second full this weekend :-) If I can do it, I promise you can too!!!

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    1. You think so, Jen?? I'm so proud of you for running your 2nd! Can't wait to read your recap!

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    2. Without a doubt!!!! Seriously. Find a fun one this Spring or early Summer and make it happen chica! :-)

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  13. I love to read posts like this. Since I dedicated to my half marathon this year, I of course have serious doubt. How am I EVER going to run more than 3 miles?????? LOL.

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    1. Lol! Yep, that's where I was! You can do it, Cinnamon!!

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  14. You could absolutely do a full!! It's amazing how our bodies can adapt to these longer distances. So proud of you. And I saw the great feature!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I have been amazed at how my body has adapted already, I'm almost convinced I could do it!

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  15. Woohoo, great job on the 15 mile run! That's amazing!

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  16. WAY to go!! My longest run to date is 12 miles.......and I'm trying to prepare mentally for the long runs that are going to be a part of my life for the next 13 weeks!! :)

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    1. Thanks girl! If you can do 12, you can do 13, and 14...and 15...
      What are you training for?

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  17. I just found your blog. Amazing run you had! I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katrin! I will check out your blog too!

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  18. GREAT JOB on your long run!!! 15 miles is awesome!

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  19. wohoo--you are doing superb girl!!!! Kudos!

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  20. You are so awesome! If you can run 15, you most definitely can run 26.2. Just imagine that runner's high. You'll be floating! :-)

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    1. Really??? So I wouldn't feel much worse after 26 then I do after 15? Wow, the runners high after a marathon must be insane!!

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