Long Run With a Cold

Sunday Workout: 9 miles (8.5 miles in 1:28:02)

So, I haven’t been feeling great for the past few days and didn’t eat much yesterday. The long run wasn’t so great this morning. Well, actually it was really the afternoon because I finished around 1:00.  I was okay with it and just kept doing as much as I could. I walked a lot during mile 4 and as soon as I hit 8 miles. I also walked a bit at the beginning of the run so I’m guessing I got to about a total of 9 miles today instead of the 10 I was hoping for this week.  This was the first time I’ve run my “6 mile loop” that I used when I trained for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May. I forgot how hilly it is for the first half!

Once I got to mile 5 it was better and I didn’t feel so tired! I’m just hoping to get rid of my cold and run better next weekend!

I also took one of these today for the first time since May. BLEH. My stomach wasn’t ready for it but hopefully I can get used to them over the next few weeks! I plan on taking one or two for the half marathon depending on how I feel that day.

Yesterday, I went to a floral shop with my Mom just to see what they had… and they had gorgeous pink arrangements that I will definitely be checking out later! The shop owner gave me a pretty pink rose and I put it in an Eiffel Tower bottle :)

I don’t think I want roses this pink for the wedding, but it is very pretty :)

I came across this picture from Spring 2010 when I played for my friends wedding. I really like how my hair looked and I will definitely keep it in mind for an updo :)


Hoping for more blog updates this week! I’ve been busy with teaching, grad work and not feeling well so hopefully this week will be better!

10 thoughts on “Long Run With a Cold

  1. holly…great job on getting your long run in even though you weren’t feeling 100%.

    i agree with the others. the picture of you playing at your friend’s wedding is so beautiful!

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