Each week I'm scheduled to run further than the week before in order to properly train for my half marathon. This past week I kept putting off the long run.. I was very nervous to do it. I had major anxiety towards it. Every time I would think about it, I quickly thought of better things I could be doing and then did them. I cleaned my room and closet so well that I was able to get 3 garbage bags of clothes and other items to either donate at Goodwill or consign at STUFF. So one could say my room looks awesome. When I finished cleaning my room on Friday afternoon, Jason said to me, "Aren't you going to do that long run?" I told him I could still do it on Saturday and it would be in the week. He suggested I just get it over with because Saturday could be full of things to do as well. I already knew the route I'd run because I planned it out on the computer on a site called www.mapmyrun.com It's fun to plan your routes and it's also fun to just go running and come back and see how far you actually went. Last week I did 8.5 miles so I had to run further than that to meet my goal. So I left on the run. My run included Mormon Trek Blvd., Melrose Ave., Westgate St., Benton St., Camp Cardinal Blvd., and 2nd Ave. It seemed at one point that I was running forever and I guess I kinda was because it took me an hour and a half to run the 9.5 miles. There are parts of the run I don't quite remember so I guess that means I was focused. I know I was paying attention to my right knee and trying to land lighter and not strike so hard.
I'm so glad the long run is over and I hope that next week when I have 10-10.5 miles that I can get through it without problems.