Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saturday Long Run

Ever have one of those days when things just don’t want to come together?

That was Saturday morning for me. For starters, I forgot to charge my Garmin. I also didn’t want to wake up on Saturday morning…the temperatures were ridiculously cold (for us) and I was running alone. You want me to get out of a warm and comfortable bed for what? I don’t think so….

Six Mile Run (2)

Despite all of those factors, I somehow managed to drag myself up and make it to my running group with a few minutes to spare!

Six Mile Run (2)

The sun was beginning to rise as I reached the first mile and it was a glorious feeling! Despite the chill in the air, I loved feeling the sun on my face! This was my first “long” run since completing the Princess Half a few weeks ago.

(By the way, I personally consider a “long run” anything that’s six miles or greater.)

Six Mile Run (1)

I stopped several times on the route to speak with friends and for water along the way and didn’t bother with stopping the timer on my phone. I would much rather have my watch!

My IT Band bothered me towards the end of the run, but that’s because I haven’t taken very good care of it since Princess. Guess I’ll be back at it this week (leg exercises and foam rolling twice a day).

After returning home, from my run I decided to use my new Mickey Mouse waffle iron I received for Christmas!

Six Mile Run (1)

Isn’t it cute? I loved the way the waffles turned out!

This weekend, I’m running in a 3 mile race as part of a hometown “Triple Crown” series (this weekend’s 3 miler, a 5 miler in May, and the 4th of July 4 miler). All three of these races have been around since before I began my running journey – but this year, if you complete all three races you’ll receive a “triple crown” medal at the end of it all! Medal? Bling? I’m totally in!

How was your weekend? Did you run? Race? I want to hear all about it! :)

18 comments:

  1. Great job getting out there in the cold Karen! Since I had back to back race weekends I opted out of a long run this past weekend. It worked out great because I was also in Atlanta with my sister. So I just ran short runs to keep my streak alive. Good luck in your race this weekend!!!

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    1. Thanks, Mindy! I seriously thought about you and your face mask and how much I needed one that morning! Haha! So glad you got to run with your sister in Atlanta! :)

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  2. Great job getting out there on Saturday, Karen! Its so hard to motivate myself to get out of bed on cold days too.

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  3. I ran 4 miles on Saturday, it was gorgeous and sunny and about 45 degrees at my parents house. Still tapering for the marathon this weekend!

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    1. Nice! It definitely warmed up as the day went on...I ran around 6:30 a.m.

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  4. When my Garmin dies, that's enough for me to just stop my run...lol. ( not really but I feel like it). I hate not being able to track my mileage and I am so bad at "guestimating"! Cute waffle! I hope your IT is just irritated now and does not turn into a bigger problem!

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    1. Me. Too!! Ugh. I think its just irritated...It goes through these phases every once in a while. :) Thanks so much!

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  5. The triple crown sounds so fun! I ran 5 Sunday. I ate pretty much all weekend so I knew I needed to get it done so I didn't feel like a total slug! Good job getting out in the cold!

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    1. That's good motivation to get out and run! :) Great job!!

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  6. Nice job on that run Karen. I ran 17 last weekend and our weather wasn't too bad. I am dreading Sunday because I will probably be running at least 10 of my 20 scheduled by myself. Most of my runing group is in taper mode for a race 3/22.

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    1. Oh man...running really long distances alone is the pits! Hope you have a great run, Pam!

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  7. If that were me, I wouldn't have been able to drag myself out of bed ;) Congrats for that!

    I ran in a local St. Pat's themed 5k on Friday night. I planned on a long-ish run on Saturday but...laziness got the best of me as usual :/ I really need to get back into it!

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    1. Hah thanks! It wasn't easy that's for sure!

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  8. This was so me on Saturday! I was suppose to run 8 miles Saturday, but could only get 2 miles done.

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    1. I understand completely...we all have those days!

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  9. Great job! I hate when I forget to charge my Garmin!! and that breakfast looks awesome :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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