After posting yesterday so early in the morning it became aware to me that I must not have been awake. I just wrote that I was going for a long run for the first time by myself since July! This is a huge test for me actually. The last time I ran it was 8 miles at about a 8 minute mile pace before the Boilermaker. I wondered if I would be able to sustain that same pace if not faster for a distance of 10 miles! Would i even get to the 10 miles or would i wimp out at 8 like I did last time. So many questions and no answers. My brain just kept mulling and mulling over these points all afternoon!
After work I went to dinner with B-Rabbit and his mom and grandparents. We were sitting waiting for our food when I felt my phone vibrate. I took it out of my purse and I didn't know the number but answered it. That phone call pretty much made my night. I got a full time offer from the company I have wanted to work for for the past few years!! It was incredible!
We celebrated at dinner and I couldn't have asked for a better moment in my life - it was so perfect! We ordered Apple Crisp with ice cream for dessert as a treat! Later that night I ended up watching Made of Honor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall with my roommates then went to bed.
This morning I got up at 7am and headed out for my solo 10 mile run. It was sprinkling but no hard downpours which was nice but it was humid. I was hoping to run it in 8 minute pace or faster. The miles just seemed to fly by and soon I was almost at 5 and I felt great. I met B-Rabbit at mile 7 and he gave me some water. The last 3 miles were a 1.5 mile out and back. At the turnaround I stopped and my hips were hurting. I knew the rest of the run would be all mental. I was ahead of my anticipated finishing time and I wanted to keep that up. I never realized before that I really do use mantras while I run. Every hill I kept saying "Attack this hill". I know its not very original but my mind isn't very creative after 8 miles!! I was surprised with my finishing time but very excited because I knew I had pushed so hard in the run but still felt good. (I totally had a runners high after - I was so hyper!)
10 miles / 1:18:16 / 7:50 pace
It just amazes me how fast these runs go - before I know it I am finished! I was so tired and ended up taking a 2 hour nap which totally helped rejuvenate me. B-Rabbit made me breakfast of french toast and bacon - yum yum! I asked for French Toast when he picked me up from the run because at Mile 6 some restaurant must have been cooking that because it was all I could smell!!
Enjoy the weekend!