Saturday, July 28, 2012

We did it!!!!

My friend Maegen is training for her very 1st 1/2 marathon. She is just two weeks away from running that 1st half. According to her training schedule, she needed to run 12 miles. Her regular running buddies weren't able to run with her so she asked if I wanted to run the 12 miles with her. Without hesitating, I said that I would and then I began to panic... just a little. The farthest I have run(to date) is 8 miles, without stopping. We met at 6:30 am to beat the heat. After a little snafu with the trail she had mapped out, we found another trail and began to run. We did it! We ran 12 miles and I am alive to tell about it! It actually wasn't too bad. We ran at a great pace and were able to chit chat while doing so. As I typed that last statement, I could actually hear my trainer(in my head) saying "If you could carry on a conversation while running, you weren't  running fast enough." So maybe I wasn't running at my fastest, but I sure enjoyed myself. That is what is making me happy these days! I am excited for Maegen to run her 1st half. I know she is going to kill it! Go Maegen, GO!!!