Me after my long run celebrating at EarthFare with a green smoothie: Organic pineapple, mango, banana, spiriluna and hemp protein!
So, I did it! I completed my first long run without stopping! I am super proud of myself. It was a gorgeous day in the hills (lets stress HILLS) of East Tennessee. The Greenway went all through Knoxville and there were people out everywhere. I thought I might be having a heart attack around mile 8...but thought, well at least I will die trying!:) The entire run was pretty difficult, I think mainly b/c it was on my mind all week. Not only am I not at home, but I had to find a place to run and get myself there. In the end, it was a huge accomplishment and really gave me the courage to know that I can tackle anything!
When I got tired and felt like all I could do was put one foot in front of the other, I thought about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7Bv9Rjl0E (a video we watched at Mini marathon training on Thursday) Take the time to watch it. I cried the entire video...the love and dedication of this father really struck me to my core. I dont think I am the same after watching it...really.