20 Miles!

Saturday: 20 miles!!!!! (And it was actually faster than the extremely hot 18 miler two weeks ago!)

I couldn’t be happier with my 20 miler!! Amy and I had PERFECT weather Saturday morning!  I set my alarm for 5:30 am and had a bagel with pb waiting for me on my night stand.  I wanted to make sure I ate food early enough because we were aiming to run by 8:00.  I ate my pb bagel and laid in bed until 6:00, ate half a bowl of overnight oats and drank lots of water.  We were at the railtrail and running by 7:50 and the weather was about 40-something degrees. Crazy, but that is absolutely perfect to me! It only got to almost 50 degrees by the end of our run. I was very happy with my splits (I always hit the lap button by accident so that is why there is an extra “lap” at 11) and we stopped our watches once at mile 10 at the car and again at 13 for a bathroom break.  The 11 mile splits were a quick walk to put down our gatorade bottles and deal with GU packets in my SPIbelt.  We finished the run with smiles on our faces and we were still waving to other runners that passed us on the trail at the end!  That is how you know your 20 miler went well… no crying, no limping just smiles and conversation with a great friend :)

My parents invited Colby and I over for dinner Sunday night after I FINISHED MY FINAL GRAD PAPER FOR MY LAST COURSE OF MY MASTER’S DEGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve never been happier to submit a 26 paper! My parents just got a new walkway and grill in their backyard, so my Mom made Dad and Colby burgers and we had veggie quesadillas.

We grilled the quesadillas on the grill in a pan she got at Williams Sonoma for the grill and they were great.

She also made this orzo salad from this cookbook that was really good…

I also got to spend some quality time with this little man.  What a tough but rewarding weekend! As long as my final paper is okay, I finished my Master’s Degree and had a successful 20 miler! Woo hoo!

8 thoughts on “20 Miles!

  1. Wow!! Seriously you are incredible. 20 MILES is insane!! Congrats on finishing and feeling so great afterwards!
    How did you find a place to do 20 miles? I always have a hard time finding runs that are longer without repeated miles and getting a little bored with the same scenery.

    • I’ve been training on a “rail trail” nearby and that is actually where the marathon is in May! We decided to go down 5 and back to the car so we weren’t so far away and then did that again.

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