Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Long Run Distance

Waaahoooo! I am in the best mood today folks! Runner's high really is a beautiful thing.

It was a cool 70 or so degrees this morning. A major break from our normal 99+ temps this time of year. Phyllis and I completed 7 amazing miles in 1 hour and 6 minutes. We ran on a busy highway, around a college walking trail, through a pretty residential neighborhood, around a small lake, and through some business parking lots. It was a super fun loop.

Miles 0-2: Was working on finding my groove but settled in pretty quickly. Phyllis was all ears as I had a lot to say. Lots of things on my mind and running my mouth and running my legs seem to go hand in hand.

Miles 3-5: We took a very short walk break at mile 3.5, fixed a Camelbak hose malfunction and kept on chattering. I worked through a killer side stitch (probably from all that talking), and kept on trucking. I just looked down at my RoadID with its little inscription of "Pain Is Temporary, Suck It Up Buttercup". Believe me when I say I was full of it today. My mouth wouldn't stop and neither would my energy. I felt great the entire run.

Miles 6-7: Normally 6 is my limit, but today I just kept on going. We got back close to the parking area and I just hit the little walking trail at the park and looped it three more times to make it 7. It was total euphoria. I was floating and probably could have kept on running for a long while, but I'm not dumb and I don't want to hurt myself.

This was in my top five best runs ever. The weather was near perfect, the breeze was just enough to cool us off and not work against us. The mountains were gorgeous as usual, the sun was shining off the lake, the roads were shaded. Everything fell into place for perfect running Nirvana.

Have a great day and Happy Running!


  1. Awesome run! I love that feeling of just being able to run forever! Yay! for great running friends to chat with. You really should feel proud of yourself : )

  2. I need to print this out as Im still searching fer that ELUSIVE runners high.

    but I will find it.

    right? :)


  3. How awesome! I haven't done more than 5 miles in quite a while...I need to start upping my distance.

  4. WOOO HOO!!
    I don't get that feeling all too often, but what a great feeling it is. Nice job pushing yourself that extra mile. You're freaking awesome!!

  5. Awesome run!!! your are doing good, keep it up, nice post too.