Friday, November 25, 2011

15 Gobble Gobble Miles

Thanksgiving run: 6 miles + 60 burpees
Today's run: 15 miles, 2:35

This morning started out bright and early!

At 0730 I met up with a friend and we set out to conquer 15 miles. This is the longest distance I've run to date, and probably once of the nicest runs I've ever been on. Bam and bam. 

I should really listen more often. When running experts suggest adding 45 seconds to your current 10k pace for training runs, they really mean it. So, for the first time ever, I really slowed down. I really enjoyed it. I ran an easy and comfortable 9:30-10:30 minute mile, and finished up in a little over 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Apparently that Thanksgiving dinner was the fuel I needed! (: More of that more often, fosho.

FYI: This is going to be a photo-less post because Blogger is being a betch.

Thanksgiving was peaceful and quiet. Just the three of us: DH, the dog, and myself. ;)

I spent hours in the kitchen! Slaving over home made goodies:

Sugar-free cranberry sauce, scalloped sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake pie, apple pie bites, maple apple cider glazed ham, pumpkin muffins, the list goes on!

I went a little nuts just cooking for the two of us. It's crazy how hours of cooking culminated in 15 minutes of eating and then right back in front of the TV.

Let's just say, I really miss my family! 

I'm grateful for:

  • my running legs
  • puppy kisses and snuggles
  • pumpkin cheesecake
  • cool weather
  • great running shoes (Asics Gel Cumulus 13)

Spin class tomorrow and maybe a Christmas tree in our future. 


  1. All the food you made sounds yummy! You didn't even miss a beat with your training! Impressive!*

  2. Your food sounds amazing..I should have invited myself over ;)Good job on the run..Your slow pace = my regular pace....One day I hope to be a speedy runner!

  3. Great post! Great job with your training!

  4. i like pumpkin cheesecake also, i think i will make one. great job on the cooking all that food. wish you a good weekend.

  5. nice work on the LR, you killed it girl.

  6. distance PRs are awesome! woohoo! it definitely took me awhile to learn that i should slow down if i didn't want to feel like death the last few miles of a LR.