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I Have the Eye of the Tiger. . .

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And I don’t care how cheesy it sounds. I ROCKED 6 miles tonight and loved every single moment of the run.

It took me 5 weeks to get this feeling back. I’ve been doing my best on the training schedule. Making no excuses and working hard to be flexible yet consistent with my workouts.

It’s paying off big time.

I feel amazing!

Today I came home from Mom’s around 3, exhausted! I took a 2 hour nap, cooked up some zucchini soup (more on that later!) helped put the kids to bed and headed out.

I toyed with the idea of putting it off tomorrow but decided not to give myself ANY excuses.

I set out to do a 6 mile loop with no thoughts of speed or time. I just got lost in my thoughts and trotted away. About a mile in I realized I wasn’t winded, I wasn’t tired, I was just effortless running, like I used to.

Once I hit 4 miles, Eye of the Tiger came on the iPod and it made me chuckle. I STILL felt the same way I did after the first mile. It felt like the last 5 weeks of training are finally paid off.

Just look at this RUN!

When I came home and synched the run, I was presented with this…

I’ve run 1000 miles!! That’s CRAZY! And actually I ran more than that as I didn’t use the devce for quite a few runs including my first half and the full marathon!

I know you probably think I’m annoying and crazy for saying this over and over but I still can’t believe it….

I’m a RUNNER!

I really am.

Ok.. got to go. Need a shower before bed. :)

Oh! but real quick, my week in training…

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
4 m
yoga
2 m
4 m +
strength
Rest Boot Camp or
PowerFlex
6 m
yoga 4 miles
48:12
12:02/mi
2 m and strength as
I knew I’d be traveling
21:49
10:53/mi
Skipped – traveling Ran 4 miles
46:37
11:38/mi
Skipped this week A-MAZING RUN!
1:05:54
10:58/mi

In other news…. Little Bean NOT so into the pool. :(



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Discussion

There are 18 comments so far.

    6 miles is a huge feat! That’s almost a 10k!!! Go you!

    Phebe

    August 1, 2011

    Congrats Roni! 1000 miles is a huge accomplishment :)

    Laura

    August 1, 2011

    OMG! Amazing. You are such an inspiration.

    Barbara

    August 1, 2011

    I woke up early this morning because I had a 5 mile run on my plan but just felt tired and lazy. Then I checked my Google Reader and saw your post that made me smile. So I laced up thinking I’m going to do 3 instead of 5 but when I was out there every time I though of stopping I remembered your post and it made me smile and somehow I got the energy to do the planned 5! Which BTW is my personal distance record :) So cheesy or not thanks for this post, it gave me that extra push I needed this morning.

    Oh and congrats on our official 1000 miles. Amazing!

    Bari

    August 1, 2011

    Not a cheesy post at all! Be proud and own those miles, Roni. All 1000+ of them. That’s an amazing accomplishment!

    Patty @ A Day in My NYC

    August 1, 2011

    Congratulations Roni! That’s amazing! Great job…I have my 5k in October to prep for and need to really turn up the notch and get into a more consistent routine.

    Beth Nichols

    August 1, 2011

    That is quite an awesome milestone! I had been trying to tweak my training schedule for the half marathon I am doing with my 13 year old daughter. When I was looking over yours I loved how you used Hal Higdon as that is what I was doing and with YOGA on Tuesdays! Your posts keep me inspired too…keep on keepin on!

    Jeannie

    August 1, 2011

    Wow! You are doing an amazing job getting back out there Roni!

    Michelle

    August 1, 2011

    Way to go Roni! I’m with Barbara….I’ve been up since 7 talking myself out of my run. After I read your post I got my shoes on and out the door….now I’m a sweaty pig….and I love it:) off to the shower now. Thank you Roni. I’ve been reading your post for years….you are such a smart young woman!…..My next run is Wednesday…just in case you want to write another cheesy running post:)

    Roz

    August 1, 2011

    Holy smokes, not only are you the zucchini queen, you are the running queen!! All hail AGAIN!!! Congrats Roni!!! You are an inspiration (on many levels). Have a great Monday.

    Barbara

    August 1, 2011

    I am not a walker because I have a bad knee right now. But
    I did walk down to the sewerage plant to pay a bill and got 2,768 steps in .. WOW thats great for me.
    Oh I can’t ever think of doing 6 miles. You Rock girl.

    Lisa

    August 1, 2011

    WooHoo, that’s incredible! I so hope I’ll be able to start running soon. Although I do have a couple medical issues that may prevent it, I’m still hopeful!

    DubyaWife

    August 1, 2011

    I love those moments. I love when in the middle of my run I realize that my mind has been wondering and I’ve gone a mile or two without really focusing on it.

    Congrats on your awesome mileage!

    Tara

    August 1, 2011

    that is so great Roni!!!!!! YAY!!!! I can’t wait until the day I can say that I wasn’t at a mile!! Great inspiration!

    Lexy

    August 1, 2011

    Yay!!!!! So excited for you!! Great job! Best feeling in the world! :)

    Stephanie

    August 1, 2011

    I saw this on pinterest.com today and it made me think of you Roni.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/90730504/

    Thought I would share it!

    Kristie

    August 2, 2011

    Thank you for being such an inspiration to me, I think I will go run!

    LauraJayne

    August 2, 2011

    Great job! I think there is nothing better than the feeling after a good run! Congrats for rocking it!