I took some pictures of my run today and I thought I would share. These are some of the places that I often run by on my typical running route. I thought that a visual would be neat to share. I apologize for some of the blurry pictures. I didn't stop running to take them, ha. Just don't tell my high school photography teacher. She would be upset that I broke so many photography rules.
My run went very very well today, considering I almost quit before I completed my goal for the day. I pushed myself harder than I have in a long time and was able to run further than I have since NOVEMBER when I ran my last half marathon. My pacing and timing was great too. I ran 9.27 miles in 2 hours and 2 minutes. I'm very impressed with myself.
Again, my first mile was really difficult. Any suggestions on how to make the beginning not so tough? I'm not sure that I understand why it's so hard to complete the first mile. I've noticed it time and time again. I also feel like I need to download some new music to my iPod. I like my music, but I need some new stuff to help keep me going when I feel like quitting. I like my acoustic music a lot, but it doesn't help me to complete a long run.
My next seven miles went well, but I almost quit when I was at mile 8. I almost sat down and waited for Katherine to get off of work so that she could come and pick me up. I'm glad that I finished, though. I walked a lot at the end, which I have mixed feelings about. I am going to try to stay positive about it, because I, at least, kept moving my legs.
The Indy Mini is the same day as my graduation. I might wear running shoes to graduation under my cap and gown. In a sense, I'm completing a huge marathon, though I won't make it to the Indy Mini. I think it would be fun to wear my running shoes to graduation. I do want to have my new running shoes by then, which means that I'm going to have to order them SOON. Decisions, decisions.
Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 285.15 miles/168 days
To go: 714.85 miles/197 days