The first 4 miles went by in no time at all. We were using Sarah's Nike Tracker thing that she has in her shoe that goes through her I-pod...not sure how accurate it was??? I think we stopped soon on the first half, and Sarah said we could run more, if I wanted, but I told her we could make up the difference on the way back. So, we both downed some Gu and drank some water (VERY nice to have a drink of water after our Gu this week!) and then we headed back.
Again, the time went by very quickly, and I could tell that Sarah was enjoying this run a lot more than last weeks run.
Once we got close to where we had started, Sarah said that her thingie was saying we were at 8 miles...I knew we weren't yet, so I told her..."let's keep going" so we continued on and ended up running over a bridge, and then came to a portion where the trail ended...we continued onto the road...I could tell Sarah was getting a little tired, and I wasn't sure how far we had run, so I told her..."let's run up that hill, and then we can be done" So, we took off and made it!
Afterwards, we walked back to our stretching spot. The temps were in the mid-30's by then, but it felt like 60...It was AMAZ-ING!
We were talking about the run, and I kept saying that I wasn't for sure how far we had really run, not sure if it was a full 8 miles (It just seemed TOO easy for me, but again, this could be because I am getting better at my runs, and they ARE starting to get easier!) Sarah turned to me and said..."Let's just say it was the full 8 miles"....so, just like that my mind was set...WE RAN 8 MILES!!! See pic below from the aftermath....
Here is a pic of my and my son from last Tuesday night right before my 3 mile run. I have my new Bondi Band on that I bought from Katye! So super cute! I just love it and can't wait to get more. Check them out at Katye's blog at: http://http//runninaround.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/bondi-band-fundraiser-for-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society/wordpress.com/2010/02/24/bondi-band-fundraiser-for-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society/
The rest of the weekend was spent with my boys! On Saturday we had a fun family day at the park and on Sunday we went on a long walk in the afternoon and played ball outside. It was sooo much fun and makes me want spring to be here sooo much quicker.
All in all it was a GREAT weekend! My husband took off today to paint my son's playroom...It is going to be Lime Green...Can't wait!
One cool thing that happened this weekend...Last weekend when I made my decision to start the 30 Day Shred, I told a few ladies that I work with (still waiting for it to come in the mail...can't wait to start the program!)
Well, last night I was at Walmart with my son and husband, and I ran into one of the ladies I work with. One of the first things she mentions to me is that she found the 30 Day Shred video at Walmart (why didn't I think to just go there to get it???) and it was only $9. She was going to start the next day. This morning she came into my office to let me know that she got up at 5am and did Level 1, and it kicked her butt!!!! But she was sooo glad she did it (she hasn't worked out in years) and is also starting a eating program to help her lose weight....and the best thing is, I AM HER MOTIVATION! So, so, so cool! (The one thing she doesn't know, is now she is my motivation! I can't wait to talk about our 30 Day Shred workouts together etc.)
Have a great day! I have my 5 Mile St. Patty's Day Run this Saturday and then a 9 miler on Sunday! Can't wait! I'm crossing my fingers for sun!!!
Run with ya soon,