First of all…THREE WEEKS UNTIL DISNEY WORLD! After this week of running, I am feeling so ready and pumped to do this.
January 28: Kev was coming down with a cold but he wanted to get a run in anyways so we were going to do just a few miles each. He finished five so I just stopped where I was, but I felt great during these miles!
January 30: I was going to do five, but I knew I had a long 12 miles scheduled for the next day so I just did three. Oh and hey that was my best time for a 2-4 mile run, according to my app!
January 31: The dreaded 12! Kidding, sortof. My aunt, who is running this race with us, text me just as I was heading out to do my 12 saying she just finished. I was so proud of her for making all 12 and it gave me the motivation I needed to stay positive during this run.
Gracie went with me on the first 3 and once those 3 were done, I looped by our house to quickly let her in, fuel with a quarter of a chew and chug some Gatorade (my savior during long runs – I can totally tell a difference).
Feeling nice and energized, I set off to do the rest by myself. Just as I was hitting mile 7 and feeling really good, I got an alert on my phone that said I only had 10% battery left. THE WORST! I didn’t want to lose what I had done, so I headed towards home and ended up finishing 8 outside. I quickly grabbed my keys, chew, Gatorade and left for the gym while I kept my phone at home to charge. I finished the last four miles on the treadmill.
I was so mad that my phone died because I would have been just fine doing all 12 outside, but I knew if I stopped to let my phone charge and wait, I would have never gotten my butt back outside to do the rest. Plus, I wanted to do all 12 consecutively. Regardless, it was a great run and now that I have these 12 done, I am feeling so ready!
^My first eight outside.
^Had to enter this manually, but here’s my 12.