I ran 7 miles

merun2005.jpgWith cool temperatures in the 50s, I simply had to get outside for a run. It’s cold but beautiful.  Not a cloud in the sky. Of course, I had to take care of my man first, get him to bed.   Give him his Vitamin C, and echinasia, then made homemade chicken salad, and homemade Sante Fe Chipotle Soup for Val, Rochelle, Aaron, and the twins will be having their milk so didn’t have to worry about them.  That took a few hours–Completion time: 11:00 a.m.  I really had to hurry to get out to the river before they started the bombing, yep they are bombing one of the bridges today.   I hurried out to park at the Garden Club, which was closed for the holiday weekend.  Then I went my usual route, tackling 6 miles today.   I was excited to be outside again comfortably in shorts, but big sweatshirt.  I was also excited to take my music on its run. All in all, things went well. I kept a slow and steady pace, trying not to overdo it and keep with the strategy of building my legs up again so I don’t blowout the Gate. At one point, I went onto upward bridge, which took me up an incline above the St. John’s River. I missed my six mile marker. When I realized it, I quickly understood I was adding a mile to my run. I stopped after seven miles, I could have kept going and felt great. Then I walked briskly back to my car, with a total of two miles walking (some from the warm-up). My battery went dead so I didn’t get to time myself.   I really didn’t care or worry about time today.   Now I’m back home, fed Mike some soup and made him a sandwich.   I’m doubling up on the vitamin C, and Echinasia myself.  I may add a picture later, Mike is ready to get on the computer, and I’m probably going to run to the girls house to give them some of my homecooked food.When I got home, I stretched while watching the t.v. while Mike passed gas on the couch.

My project for tonight and tomorrow is to put together some playlists for the iPod to time perfectly with my runs as I progress from shorter to longer outings. I’ll let you all know what I come up with.  This picture was taken of me right after I finished the Gate River Run 2005.

Running
Wind in my face
Life in my living
Feeling soul flowing
through my difference
Inside the essence divine
Turning, do you see it? I do.
It is there and it waits for me.
I embrace it with both of my arms
I choke it with that which it is
It struggles to be freeze
Give me the chance and
I will show it to you
Blowing away brisk
Evaporate, bye
Look at it as
it leaves.
gone

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~ by deveil on FebruaryUTCb000000pmSat, 17 Feb 2007 18:31:21 +000007 19, 2007.

3 Responses to “I ran 7 miles”

  1. “When I got home, I stretched while watching the t.v. while Mike passed gas on the couch.”

    Well if that wasn’t too much info Derek! ROFLMAO!
    I bet Mike would kill you if he knew you posted that. HEHEHEHE! Again LMAO!! I’m into another one of my giddy laughing modes.

    Hey we want to see pics of the bridge being blown up…get any?

  2. 7 miles! You rock!!

    I have held steady at 4 miles each day this past week. I guess I need to amp it up a bit on the weekends, I definitely have the energy to burn. I’m not preparing for a certain race but wouldn’t mind finding some this year to try. Maybe this fall I’ll be prepared for my first marathon.

  3. Thanks so much for visitng my blog and commenting. I love when I get comments from new readers. I really like your blog, BTW.

    Seven miles….wow! That’s great! This morning was my cardio day too.

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