I ran to the next town! =D (Read 240 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.



    Life is short.  Running makes it seem longer.

    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....

      I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (for now)

        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!

            So bittersweet,
            This tragedy
            Won't ask for absolution;
            This melody,
            Inside of me,
            Still searches for solution.
            A twist of faith,
            A change of heart
            Cures my infatuation.
            A broken heart, 
            Provides the spark
            For my determination.

              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.

              "When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up against them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels."  Ezekiel 1:21

                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

                Canadian princess

                  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

                    some call me Tim

                      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!"

                        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.



                          Life is short.  Running makes it seem longer.


                          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


                              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!