Sunday, January 6, 2013

Runner Girl 2 - Reaching 6 miles

15.2 miles in 3 days. I think that's a great start, don't you?

Yesterday and today I decided to invite a couple of friends to run at a nearby lake in the morning. Although yesterday was a pretty fun calm run, it certainly did not prepare me for today.


The run was freaking tiring but freaking awesome at the same time. I am still recovering from today's run 6hours later! Maybe my motivation was sparked by my friend Eddie, who is also running the half-marathon.

Oh my gawwwd! Thank goodness it was a nice day and overcast! The first part we ran/walked it. We may have skipped a bridge and therefore skipped 2 miles of the 8 miles around the lake. But dude, that second half after that was awesome and a killer! Eddie, Kenny, and I ran most of it! 

It really does help to have people by your side. The boys didn't really want to stop unless I asked them to. They didn't want to be "mitches" or "man-bitches" for requesting to stop before me...ha!

My legs began hurting at mile 5 only because I had decided on some strength training a few days prior and I was still sore. My feet, well, I can't decide the type of socks to wear yet, but I did come out with a blister in between yesterday's and today's run. 

Mental note that for race day: I will need to purchase a couple of compression socks as well as a belt to carry water for my jogs.

Having someone wait for you and tell you "Let's go!" "You can do this" also helps a ton! I usually run on my own because I don't like lagging others or myself behind. So this little bit of encouragement just rocks my socks!


Oh yeah, and I was also much inspired by all the other ING runners that were out there training today. They either had a camel pack or their water belts. haha!

I am extremely happy to say that today I completed a 6.09 mile run in 1 hour and 16 mins. Killing a total of 597 calories! Not bad I'd say for a run/walk! 

Let's get this! 


  1. Wow, I'm totally inspired by your running progress! I tend to go through spurts of really enjoying running, and having no interest in it at all. I love reading about yours!

  2. Get it, girl!! Keep up the great work!

  3. you go girl! i tell myself that i'll go running all the time and it just never happens. idk, i just don't know how to find joy in running :(
    maybe i need a new playlist haha

  4. Congrats! I used to run (USED to) and several miles is really hard work - you should definitely be proud of yourself!

  5. Way to go! I loved to run in high school and now despise it. I really want to get back into it, it's just hard to start!

    Great blog and I love the title. My husband and I love to travel. Now following :) check out my blog!


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