Sunday, February 5, 2012
20 MILES = DONE!
40 degrees with a wind chill of 30. Brrr.... The wind was almost unbearable. It was pretty much a steady 18mph with gusts of up to 35mph. So grateful to have my running buddy, Lisa, with me. We had a great time and even stopped by 7-11 to pick up something for a celebration toast.
We were half way to our 20 miles!
We weren't finished until our Garmins said 20 miles.
We did it!
20 MILES = the furthest distance I've ever run!
I was pretty proud of myself and immediately messaged these photos to my husband. A few minutes later, they were also on Facebook. Yippee!
Actual running time wasn't bad, but we stopped a LOT (water, bathroom, 7-11, Starbucks, stretching, and being social at the water stops, etc. ; ) ) to make it more enjoyable. When we stopped at the Starbucks at May/Grand, I even ordered a coffee and ran 2.25 miles back with it to the finish. Yes, I'm serious about my coffee. I also think it's interesting that my pace picked up a bit once I had that coffee in my hand.
I ordered a tall coffee in a venti cup. The looks that I received from people passing me by in their cars were absolutely priceless. I'm not sure whether they thought I stole the coffee or that I'm a girl who's serious about her coffee.
A few of my running buddies.
Me and Lisa
Super excited about our 20 MILES!
After my run, I went home and rested with my pup and more coffee.