10.30.2012

My Longest Run Ever.

All last week I was looking forward to Friday, not just because it was the weekend, but because the weather was supposed to get chilly.
I love to run in cold weather and it doesn't stay cold for very long in Texas.
I made sure to take my rest day on Thursday and I planned on busting out some of my favorite cold weather running gear and heading to White Rock Lake after dropping Miss M off at preschool.

Shirt- Under Armor  Pants- Old Navy

I searched and searched for my ear warmers and couldn't find any of them. So I just put on a thick band and thought I'll just cover my ears if they get cold.

Well, after leaving I realized it was windy so I stopped at Dicks and got a real one.


I'm so glad I did, it was COLD.

I didn't have a plan for my run I just really wanted a change of scenery from my 2 mile loop around my house.

I love going to the lake to run, it was the site of my first 'long' run and the first time I thought of myself as a runner.

As excited as I was to do it my back was achy when I woke up that morning and my legs felt heavy.
After I started running I could feel it wasn't going to be an awesome run, I felt tired at mile 2!

The good thing about running the lake is that it's a loop, so you can't really turn back you have to keep going to get back to your car :)


I told myself just push to mile 5 and then you can eat some fuel and you will feel better.
I surfed my music for my favorite songs.


I stopped and ate half my Shot Bloks at mile 5.5


When I run somewhere other than my neighborhood I wear my Hydration Belt from Dicks.
I have to wear it up high where I am smallest and tighten it really tight so it doesn't bounce, but I love it!
I stopped for water at mile 8 and realized I was almost back to the car.

I was starting to feel better, so when I reached mile 9.3 {the entire loop of the lake} I thought back to how exhausted I was the very first time I had run it and realized how far I had come.
So I made the decision to keep going.
and going.
and going.


I ended up running the furthest I have ever run.
I was so dead tired, but so damn proud.

It was not easy, there were so many times I just wanted to get back to my car turn on the heat and get something to eat.
I'm proud I pushed myself.


Starbucks and Think Thin never tasted so good.


Happy Tuesday!

47 comments:

  1. What is think thin? I am so inspired by you and appreciate you helping ladies like me find their inner "runner". You're so sweet to answer all my questions and I truly appreciate it!!! Maybe the hubs and I will have to head out for a run there, but I'm not sure were quiiiiite ready for 14 miles. ;)

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  2. Dang lady! I couldn't run around the block if you paid me a million dollars. I wish I was a runner, I'm just not. But reading your stuff has me thinking about trying.

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  3. Way to go!! I absolutely hate running in the cold... but I think our cold here in Indiana is different than your cold... and lasts MUCH longer, unfortunately. I have to admit, I chuckled to myself when I saw your ear warmer. We aren't even wearing those yet and it's been lower 40's in the morning here. :) Keep being you! You rock! I'm so glad the blog world connected us!

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  4. You are such a bad-ass, Megan!

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  5. Your wonderful and SUCH an inspiration and I especially love that you drink a Starbucks after it all!! Love that :)

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  6. I love those shot bloks! I havent run far enough to need them during runs- but I have used them when cycling... I hope to start using them on runs and upping my mileage soon- I am still getting used to 3 miles at a time!!!

    I saw when you posted your 14 miles on instagram... yes I stalk/follow you there... I am so excited for you!!! Thats AWESOME!!!! You just did over a half marathon on your own!!!

    Congrats, you should be proud! :)

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  7. Congrats Megan! What an amazing accomplishment!

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  8. Your the cutest runner evahh....just throwing that out there.

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  9. Great job, you pushed yourself and succeeded once again! What an inspiration!

    And, your waist is soooo teeny!

    You're awesome!

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  10. Go girl!!! When it feels good, it's great huh?! 14 miles?! That's impressive!

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  11. Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone! Congrats!

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  12. That's awesome!! Congrats! You are such a great inspiration!!

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  13. You inspire me so much! Thanks for your blog and you go girl! Love reading!

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  14. AWESOME girl - just awesome. That makes for a great run - when you tell yourself "nah you arn't tired - keep at it". So wonderful. Congrats.

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  15. You are a rock star! That's a LONG run! Way to keep going when you felt like giving up!

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  16. Awesome! You inspire me to be better at my workouts. Thanks

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  17. So proud of you! Looking super HOT too.

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  18. Megan!
    You are such an inspiration!
    I have been in such a funk lately! Thank you for posting your working out routines! I hope to get a 3 mile run in today!!!

    Would it be possible to do a post about shot bloks? I don't know anything about fueling myself while running!

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  19. You are amazing and THIS is why you inspire me so much. I can't imagine running for that long, that far, but one day I will get there. I'm sure you never felt like you'd be able to run that far at some point too. It's blogs like yours and people like you that I have to think about to push through those last few miles when my legs just want to stop... You are so super cute in your nike ear warmers too!

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  20. First of all, you are looking amazing!
    Secondly, awesome run!! Sometimes it definitely pays off to push ourselves! I am mostly a lurker, but I wanted to let you know I find your blog very inspiring. :)

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  21. Oh my gosh I cannot believe you ran over a half marathon!!! White rock lake is beautiful but I have only driven around it, I need to go out there and check it out! Congrats on such an awesome run and I dont know if you know this but Kroger has think thin bars on sale for $1 until 11/4. I keep buying them by the box I have like 4 boxes so far, I need to get about 20 more before the sale is up lol

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  22. Awesome job! Good for you for pushing through to your PR. You are a rockstar!

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  23. YOU GO GIRL!

    That is a looong run and its so amazing how you just decided to keep going! I'm so out of shape I can't even make it a full mile without stopping to walk - you are an inspiration, and adorable! Thank you!!!!

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  24. That is so awesome! I have been stalking your blog for quite awhile but wanted to comment today and tell you how much I love it! Decorating and fitness....sigh <3. I am so excited to try your arm and ab workouts. Congratulations on your run again. It is really inspiring.

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  25. That is so awesome! I have been stalking your blog for quite awhile but wanted to comment today and tell you how much I love it! Decorating and fitness....sigh <3. I am so excited to try your arm and ab workouts. Congratulations on your run again. It is really inspiring.

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  26. You are SO awesome and SO inspiring. THANK YOU FOR ACCOMPLISHING SO MUCH and giving the rest of us hope we CAN TOO! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

    I got alittle teary eyed.
    You are amazing and I make me want to be better and do better!

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  27. Wow! That's amazing! A day I'm sure you will remember for a LONG time! Congrats!

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  28. I'm a Luna bar fan, but I tried a Think Thin bar the other day for the first time. I know they have a lot less sugar so I wanted to try them. I get weirded out about textures of food and the texture grossed me out, but I bought the brownie crunch one and wil be trying that this evening:) Hopefully it'll be better!

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  29. Way to go Forrest! (sorry I couldn't resist!)

    This is awesome and you should be very proud!!!

    (and you look ah-mazing!!!!)

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  30. THAT'S AWESOME!!! Such an accomplishment!! Congrats and props to you for pushing yourself! You're awesome girl!!

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  31. You are amazing!!! I look forward to the day that I can run 10+ miles. You rock!

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  32. Great run! Yay! I am training for a marathon and can totally relate to this post! Often I feel so exhausted and annoyed in the first couple of miles. I usually get into a good groove after mile 3 and keep on keeping on. My favorite post-long run treat is Sprite. Oh, delicious Sprite. :)

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  33. I just met you and i think you're so inspiring. Yohanna from Spain.

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  34. Awesome job! Have you run a half-marathon before? If not, sounds like its time to sign up!!

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  35. Go you!! I recently, as in 4 weeks ago, started running. It is good to read your story and hope that I'll be there one day!

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  36. Awesome run!!! And you still look fabulous after 14+ miles!

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  37. You are the only person that looks that cute running across the state of Texas!! Serious. The only one!

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  38. WOW! You are running 14 mi - you are an inspiration to so many of us. I'm 39 weeks preggo and have put on a little too much (probably 15lb besides the baby and fluids) weight then I wanted too... Thank you for sticking to it!


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