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I ran to the next town! =D (Read 239 times)

    For my Saturday long run I ran 8.45 miles, following my usual gravel road from one end to the other, all the way to the next town over and back again!  I set that goal for myself about a year ago, when I looked at a map to see how far the road went.  Also, over the last few weeks, my long run pace seems to have gone from Amazingly Pokey (15:00) to Not Bad For A Fat Girl (13:30), which is pretty darn cool as well.  I am very happy.

    ~Kate

     

    "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham


    an amazing likeness

      Hey now!  Look what you can do....you should be happy.  You should be darn well pleased with yourself. Congrats. Looks like you're going to crush your monthly mileage trend in April as well.  Clap, clap!

       

      What I notice is that the brand of beer cans changes in various towns as you go along....

      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

        That's pretty cool. Congrats!

        First or last...it's the same finish line

        HF #4362


        Hill Slug

          Well done!  I've always loved doing this type of run.

          All time PR:  1:20 HM. 2:49 M

          2013 goal:  Master's PR HM  Recover from illness/finish the year strong

           

          Rage, rage against the dying of the light


          Cool Jump Suit

            I love geography!  Well done!

            The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
            Both wrong and right, our memories. 
            The whispering before we sleep,
            Just one more thing that you can't keep.

            Our favorite place we used to go,
            The warm embrace that no one knows.
            The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
            But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

              Neat!  That is one of the things I love about running.  It is an exercise that allows you to go places and see things! Good job.

              Running Goals ...

               

              "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."  John D. Rockefeller

                Nice job!  That's my goal too, to run to the next town.  Smile

                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                 

                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                 

                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                  That is very cool!

                    This is awesome!  I remember when I first ran to the nex town--it was a huge milestone.  Congrats.

                    "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                    Emil Zatopek

                      Nice! And it's the kind of thing that truly sounds impressive when you tell others Smile I live within a couple of miles of my town (and county) line, so it's just not the same unless I want to go a long way in the other direction... but I do have a little out and back I call "Get Outta Town!"

                      1/24 - Beast of Burden 50

                        Pretty cool, congrats.

                          Thanks everyone! Smile

                           

                          MilkTruck: Interesting observation about the beer cans.  My reward was to stop at the convenience store in the other town for a Gatorade, and I must not have been thinking too clearly because I couldn't really get beyond the colors: "Red.  I like red.  Red is probably tasty."

                           

                          rgilbert: I like the quote in your signature.

                           

                          My next goal is my first 10K on 4/28.  I have no idea how I'll do, but I get a medal at the end, about which I am overly excited.

                          ~Kate

                           

                          "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

                          mab411


                          Proboscis Colossus

                            Great job!  It is fun to think about running distance you usually only cover in cars, isn't it?   Smile

                             

                            And there's nothing wrong with getting excited over a medal.

                            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                            dirtroadrunner


                              Great Job!!! That is a fun goal to have met!


                              Oh roo roooo!

                                I laughed really hard at your names for your paces; think I need to make some names like that for mine, since we seem to be in the same boat right about now!

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