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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 10 Long Run, 2 Milestones & Sore Legs

Me being silly before the run.

w00t! I did it! I hit 2 milestones on this weeks long run.

First, I ran my first ever double digit run (10 miles)!!!! Second, I hit the 200 mile mark since I started running! I'm really excited about both milestones!

Heading out!

This weeks long run was ok. It was my first run back since my hip flexor strain. I don't think the injury is completely healed yet, but I had to get some mileage in. I plotted the route to leave from my house and it was almost exactly 10 miles (ended up being a little more). The last 1 1/2 miles were I ended up walking a bit, but hey, I still completed my first ever 10 mile run! My BIL ran it with me, but I'm a super slow runner, so he kind of took off in the last 2 miles and just waited for me at my house. My legs felt like lead near the end. I think I just need to get used to the mileage. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be really sore tomorrow!

Right as I finished the 10 miles...I look like I'm gonna DIE!

2 weeks from today I'll be running in my very first half marathon. I'm sooo excited. It's surreal!

I think back to September when I decided I was going to become a runner...back when I could not even run a full MINUTE without becoming breathless. Now, to think I'll be running a half marathon? I'm elated with what I've accomplished so far (including losing 27 pounds in the process!), and I can't wait to cross the finish line.

Though it will be the finish line, it's only the beginning of my journey!


  1. Great post, Kris! I am so proud of you! You're doing great and you're going to ROCK the 1/2 marathon!!! I wish I could be there to cheer you on, btu I'll be there in spirit!!! Miss and lvoe you lots!

  2. Awww, thanks Corky! I wish you could be here too, but hey, maybe one day you will run one with me!

  3. What an amazing thing you have done! You are an inspiration to me and without you I wouldn't be where I am currently with my health. I am extremely proud to have you as one of my best friends! I can't way for you to cross that finish lineband continue on in your journey. Way to go friend


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