Saturday, November 21, 2009

13 Miles of Fun!

I ran 13 miles with Mel-Tall Mom on the Run this morning! I have a few things going right now (like trying to occupy my Little Buddy and Lazy dog while The Hubs is P90X-ing it up in the living room) so I will have to give a full report this evening. Until then I will just have to say it was awesome and Mel rocks the hiz-ouse (I know, I am a nerd and this picture proves it)!


Next Sunday is the Seattle Half Marathon, in case you were wondering! I am ready! This morning was my chance to build my confidence, push away all those mean insecurities! A good dose of Tall Mom works wonders! She is such a great running partner! The time passes so quickly and we just gab and gab and gab! The morning was pretty uneventful. The rain even held off with only maybe half a mile (if that) of sprinkles. The temperature hovered around 43 degrees and actually made for a pleasant run.

Here are our stats:

Mile 1: 8:36
Mile 2: 9:05
Mile 3: 9:32
Mile 4: 9:30
Mile 5: 9:27
Mile 6: 9:35
Mile 7: 9:28
Mile 8: 9:45- I got a little tired and tried to slow down a bit, but it didn’t last. :)
Mile 9: 9:25
Mile 10: 9:30
Mile 11: 9:27
Mile 12: 9:31
Mile 13: 9:29

Last random .03 walking: 0:38

Total time: 2:03:05 (minus the .38 seconds 2:02:45)

Can I just say, 2:02:45 is the fastest I have ever run 13 miles? WHAT? My PR for the ½ was in the Tacoma City Half Marathon and I ran a 2:03:26. So where does that leave me for next Sunday? Hmm….Hills are a factor. But no pressure, right? I just have to stick to my plan and go out there and run.

Today I am grateful for:

Taco night!

A long run with no rain!
My Christmas present early, that's right folks, I opened it, I couldn't wait any longer:

My Little Buddy's squishy, cute, and loveable toes (see above left, that is not my hand friends).

Run Happy, Run Strong!

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  1. You are so ready to rock Seattle! :)

  2. Hi Amanda!

    Congrats on finishing your training for the half. You're going to kick some major butt next weekend, I'm sure. Can't wait to read all about today's run.

    Thanks for your comment, and for thinking of me! All the positive energy and thoughts help, that's for sure.

    I'm at Qwest Field as I type. It's pretty chilly here in Seattle. And I was pleasantly surprised when I didn't see much rain when I got into town. I went up to Pike Place in the morning (really awesome stuff there!) and walked around that area for about 40 minutes, and I was freezing cold! Yeah, that's me, the SoCal boy who can't handle much below 50 degrees.

    Anyway, thanks again for the help. My main objectives for today: 1) find a good place for some pasta and 2) stay warm!

  3. P90X rocks.. and you will Rock that Marathon.

  4. Great job, Amanda! Hey, what day are you going to the expo?

  5. Look at that ring!! So Glad that you are feeling some confidence...YIPPEE!! If you can rock a training run you WILL make that race yours.. For sure.. HUGS!!

    Oh wait I am supposed to be PC detoxing. LOL!!

  6. How do you guys talk while running that fast?!

    So, Heather and I are probably going to the expo on Friday since we don't have work or anything. But hopefully we can still meet up before or after the race!

    Love the ring! He did good!

  7. Great training! You're definitely ready!

  8. OK good thing we ran yesterday because today...YUCK!! Hugs.. I am totally sure that you will smash 2 hours, you have the legs and the lungs to do it.. I have no doubt!

  9. Yes, sounds like you ARE a nerd and Mel rocks the hiz-ouse (had to check the spelling on that! ha ha!), and you are BOTH adorable! Excellent qualities, girls!

    I'm sooo excited for you for next weekend. You WILL rock your race! Ring's beautiful. Thnx for clarification on toes/fingers...was wondering... LOL i'm just sayin'...

    And the whole talkin'/runnin' thing... I'm with Kerrie. Definitely couldn't swing that! Whew!

    Happy Sunday, friend... enjoy and rest. :-)

  10. wow! if your training run was 2:03 you will have no problem coming in under 2 hours. That's awesome! I'm super jealous of you ladies out near the west coast, I live in New England and we have NO distances races out here at all til Spring! I feel like everyone has fun races coming up. Good luck!

  11. I love that picture! Too funny! Good luck next week. You are going to rock that race!

  12. You're ready to rock it for sure! Love the pic of your little buddy's toes (and the ring). Made my heart smile!

  13. The toes are tooooo cute. I had to re-read - 'cause I thought wow your toes look pretty good for a runners . . . oh yah and they were pretty small.

    You will totally rock the race.

    Make sure you ENJOY the run!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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