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Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's All Amy's Fault!

That would be Amy from Amy's Passions.  She posted last week about getting together to do a run/walk someday.  She had mentioned possibly doing a 10K which I've only done twice (one race and once just for exercise). 

Last night hubby and his sister both ran a half marathon, each beat their personal best records (1 hr 34 min for hubby and 2 hrs and 17 min for SIL).  This morning I went for my walk/jog and decided to go a little further.  At first I was just going to go 5 miles, but then I saw the town road was only 1/2 mile further so decided to go a bit more.  Then I thought of Amy and how I should start practicing for 6 miles, so I kept going and went 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 17 minutes which was faster than I did the race earlier this year.  Although I almost completely walked during that race.  My legs felt heavy around lap 4 but I don't feel any worse for the wear after so we'll have to see if we can find a race next year where we get together.

Of course my pants/shorts getting looser also give me a little extra motivation to keep my feet moving!

3 comments:

jillquilts said...

Way to go!!!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations. One step at a time.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Wooooo-hoooooooo! :0)
I finally arrived back home and blogged the race from yesterday. Just catching up on everyone; SO SO SO happy to hear about your motivation!!!

And always remember....

Motivation may come from anywhere or anyone, but only YOU can actually accomplish the task!