Now – how did this happen I am not too sure. I mean it is not like I woke up in the morning and knew I will do it! 🙂 It was more like – woke up in the morning, hit the snooze button, let the 2 alarms sound, jump out of the bed, realize the kiddos are still sleeping (!? That the Sonnyboy was sleeping was no surprise, but the bright-and-early rising Sunshine of my daughter usually does not sleep past 6:30am 🙂 ), got breakfasts ready, lunches packed, clothing (‘it is PJs day Mama, remember?’) chosen and thrown at their beds (I know I know, I shouldn’t be doing that. so sue me – I’d rather do it and avoid the calls: can’t find my undies/socks/pants/shirt/younameits!!!), braided Sunshine’s hair, downed a tall glass of water, kicked the kiddos out the door yelling: “have a great day if I won’t see you at the bus!”.
Then I took a few deep breaths, put on my running socks and shoes, light fleece jacked over my tech Tshirt, Garmin on my wrist and off I go. Had a sprint to the bus stop instead of a warmup (yeah, like that’d work), but still caught the kiddos at the bus stop (the driver wasn’t too early this time 🙂 ). And then off I went – hoping for a long-ish run…
Started off pretty good, first 6km pretty painless 🙂 then it toughened up for a few kms, and I wasn’t sure if I’ll make it to the 10km… at about 9k it was great again, so I thought – oh, maybe I will get to some 12kms? All the tricks you hear about, “I’ll run to that tree… no, to the next one… wasn’t there supposed to be a bridge somewhere here? etc” – they worked perfectly 😀
At 13km mark I thought – I will beat my distance PR!!! (which was at about 14km 😀 ). And I did. Though the last 500m were the sheer willpower 😀
This almost calls for a celebration!
It makes me wonder about those half-marathons… Though I do not let myself to dwell to much about them… But…?
Another reflection of the run – I burnt 1000cal 😀 Were I on a 1000 cal diet I’d get a negative cal. count 🙂