Sunday, February 21, 2010

The 10 Miler

I ran 10 miles this morning. Correction. I ran 10 miles HUNGOVER. Like the hungover where you don't roll out of bed until past noon and when you do you go and buy a burger and fries hungover. I highly suggest for you folks at home do not follow my example.

I went out last night and drank a tad bit too much. Thankfully, I had all of my running gear laid out so all I had to do was roll out of bed. This was the last group run at the hilly park and I really wanted to make it. I ran just over 8 miles last week for 80 minutes and I was scheduled to run 90 minutes. However, as I started running I realized my pace was a bit slower than previous runs. I was shocked! kidding. I expected it. Plus there were mother freaking hills. Hills that aren't fun when I have gone to bed at a normal hour and did not consume large amounts of alcohol the night before. They were definitely not fun today. Miles 1-5 SUCKED. What changed at 5? It was downhill and started feeling less crappy. At this point I was trying to mentally decide if I quit or keep running the additional 30 minutes. I talked to myself into continuing to run. I ended up running 4 additional relatively flat miles. My iPod batter died at mile 8.55 and that is why my graph looks all jacked. I really wish it had worked for the entire time so I would have a record of it.

My pace was slow compared to my other runs. But given the circumstances, it makes sense. While I was running I realized that I really need to treat my body a whole heck of a lot better. While I may have been able to do this run this morning in my condition I know it would take a toll on my body. So just imagine what I could do if I actually ate and drank a whole heck of a lot better? Well, I am not really sure what I can do, but I would sure like to find out. So I am going to make a conscious effort to watch my food and alcohol intake. I would also like to shed 15 pounds too. I am sure all this running will be a lot easier with a little less weight too. I am not really sure what this will entail yet, but when I figure it out I will let you all know.

If you have had gorgeous weather this weekend, I hope you have been able to enjoy it. I get to see Howie Day tonight. It's been years since I've seen him too!

10 Miler


Nikki said...

Can't wait to hear how Howie's show is. We're going to see him in C-bus with Donnie in two weeks. I'm excited!

Anonymous said...

you ran 10 miles hungover? that's like 16km. i have never run 16k ever! wow! impressive.

anna said...

i can't believe you ran 10 miles in that state! you are die hard sistah!! nice work!! next time we meet up, let's run!!