Today I did 14 miles on the ol' treadmill.. can you believe it... I have been reading a lot of literature, and I like the fact I won't get lost, and I can keep my pace.. yes I know that it is kinda cheating, but my legs still have to move, and they must be getting some benefit from it right? I do have the incline on at least 1.0, if not 1.5, and I am maintaining those 8:20-8:35 min miles.. my slow miles I am thrilled with. There was a point I really had to keep looking down to make sure my legs were still moving.. I couldn't feel them.. it was the oddest, weirdest thing.. right up there with the constant shock I get from my headphones being plugged into the dvd player into the outlet.. :) However, it is how you look at the glass.. half full.. I did over half... 14 is exactly .8 over the 13.2 mark... or half empty.. 12.4 more to go after that :)
Today I set my alarm early.. knowing the days ahead are JAMMMED pack.. I know there are things going to be missed in this journey.. but it is more how can I get one more thing of training in there kind of weekend... Tonight I will meet with the lovely, awesome, incredible people of Girls on the Run for some (++ fingers crossed++ ) networking opportunities as we meet for the appreciation night... tomorrow, I have work, and didn't want to run the 14 the day before the test with Mary Mary on Saturday.. Saturday.. testing with Bruce and Mary, and then I am supposed to go to a meeting with CE, and head up to Dayton.. Then Sunday (awesome that I will be there already) swim clinic with CE, and then come home for some work reffing some vball.
whew.. ya got all that? So I knew I had to do it today.. really went well.. doing okay with my nutriton when I am running, but I won't lie... felt a little.. no a lot queezy for several hours after.. not sure why.. but hopefully it will pass with time...
Exciting though that I am doing this.. I don't know if she will ever read this, but I remember Laurie Davis (Kona Woman Pro.. haha :) our teammate on CE) telling me at Mattoon, that she ran 13 miles that morning.. and I humbly thought.. yeah there is no way.. and then today. bam. I did it. Kinda cool feeling for me personally.
Goals of the next week ahead:
1. Talk up Feb. 8th.. see flyer below.
2. Talk it up more :)
3. Meet with Mercy to see what is the game plan with fundraising on their part, and mine.
4. Finish letters to start getting on board to suprass the $5,000 goal. I have a feeling I can do this, I just have to believe if.
5. Have fun... I WILL be an IRONMAN in less than 300 days.. CRAZY COOL!