Uptown Girl (lispsugrl) wrote,
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21+ miles. Yes, folks, I completed the first of my mega long runs this morning. As for my speaking of not having the want anymore to run? I think I found my running mojo this morning as I not only ran the 21+ miles but negative split it in a big bad way. I did an up and back route with my dad which was along the Washington Crossing path on the NJ side (it's prettier!).  Along the way, I passed Shore Turtle!  Hopefully next time we'll be able to chat.  This time I was about 15 miles into the run so talking was not part of the deal:-)

Anyway, my dad gets a gold star for the fact he ran the entire 21 with me!  He is not training for a marathon and is mere weeks from his 60th birthday!  No, I didn't force him to do this.  He wanted this punishment under his own accord.  In his own words: "I wanted to do it just because I can."   Oy vey.

The run had me hit that zen like feel about 13 miles in.  I just felt like I could run forever.  It was wonderful considering the obscene humidity.  My times? I was about 4 minutes faster on the way back.  Not too shabby.  Good sign for 6 weeks from now.  Bring it on!

Oh and it should be mentioned this run was done after having a surprise birthday party for my dad the night before.  I got about 5 hours of sleep and ran the first 10 miles on the night before's food.

Yes, we did get him good:-D

Tags: dad's birthday, running

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