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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.

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