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First Long Run: Training

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So as I said last week, I signed up for the Army Ten Miler. I am determined to actually run it this year. I have been doing short runs for a few months so I decided to stretch my wings and try running at least 6 miles this past Monday. I woke up before the family, stretched, not as long as I should have. Got my water, keys and headphones…God knows I need my latin workout station on Pandora. It was misty outside and the park was not too busy. It was the perfect setting for a semi-long run.

I started off slower than my normal pace. Ran the first mile just under 13:30, not one of my best times but I listened to my body and maintained a steady pace till the end. I stopped once, thanks to this crazy hill in the middle of the park. My goal the next time I run is to not walk up that hill.

As I approached mile 5, I felt a surge of energy that encouraged me to do 7 miles instead and so I did. It felt great that I was not only able to meet my goal but that I pushed myself further.

Came back home and made some yummy gluten free banana pancakes for the family. It was definitely a fun day. I did something for me and we had a chill family day at home. Really looking forward to the coming weekend and another semi-long run.

Thanks for stopping ☺

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About Ballu Lee

I am a mother of three, student, runner, Christian. I also love to read, sew, garden, crochet and watch old black and white movies. My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Lauren, Lena Horne, Grace Kelly, Dorothy Dandridge, Ginger Rogers and Coco Chanel. I enjoy spending time with my lovebugs, cooking and exploring the outdoors. Running is a passion of mine, has been since I was in grade school.

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