Monday, November 14, 2011

Yep...I ran 20 miles, and I can still walk today!

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will already know that I am training for the California International Marathon (yep, that 26.2 miles) that takes place next month in December.

This weekend, as a part of my training, I participated in the Clarksburg Country Run -- a 20 mile run. I am elated to report that I finished in roughly 4 hours and 5 minutes. If you are a hard core runner, that time probably sounds pretty slow (I have a runner friend who finished in 2 hours and 49 minutes), but for me just finishing that distance is amazing. My finishing time equates to just over a 12-minute mile on average (or, about 5mph). Let's just say I was also elated when my sweet significant other met me at the finish line and brought me a pizza and beer. I'm a little sore today, but otherwise holding up ok.

I just started running about this time last year when I challenged myself to complete a half marathon (13.1 miles) before my 33rd birthday...I completed three of them before my birthday in August, and decided to further challenge (or torture, I haven't decided which is more appropriate yet) myself with the full marathon.

Just under three weeks and counting until CIM!

1 comment:

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Wow Erin you are awesome i have no words for write about you.I think you are the lady who break the record of usain bolt.