Time: 7:30 am
Weather: mid 60’s, nice
Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt
Shoes: Izumi Pearl
Distance: 11 miles
Course: Through New Salem, just past Cattail Rd and back
Comments: I wasn’t sure how far I was able to go today. I told the hubby that I might be calling him at mile 8 or 9 to be picked up. I was feeling good at mile nine other than I could feel blisters in the making (but then I had been feeling them since mile 4). I walked ever mile for 0.9 miles to drink and stretch, I think that really helped.
Mile 4 and 5 where the easiest, cause they were downhill all the way. In turn mile 6 and 7 where a bitch, all uphill.
I was tired at mile 10, but told myself “it’s only a mile”. About 1/2 mile from home my non-favorite dog decided to chase me, so I had to walk and then actually stop. I make a point of running on the other side of the road just to put more distance between me and the dog should he come out. He came running towards me and then was actually was standing in front of me on the road, growling, barking and his hair standing up. I wanted to tell the owner of the dog off when he finally came out and called his dog back, but I was to tired nothing came out.
Overall this was a good run. I am glad I went the distance, I just hope I won’t be too sore the next few days! lol