First, thanks SO much for all your mantras from my last post. If you think of more, keep them coming! I love the one Liz posted- "Someday I will not be able to do this, TODAY is not that day."
The run was good. It wasn't great, it wasn't horrible. The plan was to run 8 miles by myself, then meet my brother for the remaining five. I felt pretty negative on my own. Well actually I went back and forth between feeling great and feeling miserable. When I met up with my brother, I felt better, even though my mile splits had slowed- the hills were killer! They are all pretty short (~.35) though so I just have to repeat to myself "what goes up, most come down."
13 miles-- 2:05
Mile 1: 8:40, Mile 2: 9:09, Mile 3: 9:31, Mile 4: 9:19, Mile 5: 9:17, Mile 6: 9:34, Mile 7: 9:14, Mile 8: 9:59 (Hill #1) + a random Corey sighting!, Mile 9: 9:45, Mile 10: 10:53 (heartbreak), Mile 11: 9:47, Mile 12: 9:31, Mile 13: 11:04 (I walked for a few here).
I feel more ready for Boston after this run. But it still makes me believe that running is really really hard for me. I love the challenge and thats why I keep coming back for more but I don't think I will be able to run a marathon "for fun." Fun and marathon doesn't really belong in the same sentence to me. BUT, I am going to TRY to enjoy it. Especially because I've lived on the course my whole life (aside from college) and I run on the early and middle parts of this route all year long. I can do this! And I will.
After showering at my bro's, I headed into work for a bit until I met up with my favorite running girls! Via twitter we found out Emily was in town so we decided to all meet up for a late lunch! We took the long walk to the North End and got a picture at the Waterfront. It was a GORGEOUS Boston day!
Emily, Kimmy, Lauren, Becky, me and Corey. I love these girls! I feel so blessed that I've met such awesome girls through my blog! We have so much fun together!
Antico Forno. We went here after our department Biggest Loser competition so I knew the food was good! (Old school blog post from way back!)
I had a really great day with the girls and I can't wait until next weekend! So excited to meet several more running bloggers at the Marathon Blogger Party : )
I went back to the office for a bit until bff Courtney called and convinced to meet her for drinks. Yep, I was out for a few hours and then had to go back to work for a bit. Oops! That was not the plan, but it was a fun day.
Hope everyone had a wonderful week. Countdown is on. 1 WEEK, 1 DAY until BOSTON!
***Also, please email me if you want to come to the Boston Marathon Blogger Meet Up Pre Party at Cambridge, 1!***