I Ran 10 Miles! My First Double Digit Run!

I RAN 10 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot express how excited about this I am! I had one of the best beach runs ever:

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Towards the end of my run I think I started getting a little dehydrated. Although the temperature outside was about 10 degrees cooler than it has been, the sun was absolutely BAKING my skin! Other than that I felt so good!

The bridge was a pain as usual but since it was up on my way down to the beach I got to take a little break. That felt kind of like cheating, but what could I do?!

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Tackling the bridge for the second time at around 8.5 miles was really,really hard. I cursed a lot. I’m glad I will only have to cross it one time during the actual half marathon.

Aside from the bridge and the sun I felt like I was on cruise control pretty much the whole way. The first six miles completely flew by. I would hear my Garmin beep to indicate I had hit a new mile split and I was shocked each time that a full mile had gone by already. That’s THE BEST!

After I got home I sat down to write this post but Cecil decided he needed to lay on my arms, so post writing got delayed a little bit:

Me and Cecil

When Adam got home from playing racquetball we went to Jamba Juice and I got my favorite: Mango Mantra! This light smoothie (warning: it’s NOT light on sugar) isn’t on their menu anymore, but if you ask for it they will make it!

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Sitting on the counter at Jamba was this little bell. I really was extremely satisfied with my smoothie but I always wonder if it’s somehow annoying to the workers when the bell gets run. I think maybe it’s a little degrading? I’m probably over-thinking it, but instead of ringing the bell I just told them how happy I was.

I then took a nice long nap and woke up feeling really great. Normally when I wake up after a long run my legs feel stiff and sore, but I feel 100% perfectly normal! I have no idea why but I’m really happy about it!

What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?

How did your weekend run go?

8 comments

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  2. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I wish I hadn’t been taking time off from blogs when this run happened! Thank goodness for twitter. I am so proud of you!!! Breaking into double digits is awesome! Great going!!!!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you! I had been looking forward to this run for so long it felt amazing to finally get it done!

  3. Mandy @ fatgirlgonehealthy

    This is awesome. Congrats on the double digits. You’re going to kill that half marathon! Oh, and the kitty is sooooo cute.

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Cecil thanks you too!

  4. Karla @ Run, Karla, Run!

    Congrats!!! Exciting milestone to cross. My favorite smoothie flavor is anything is kiwi. I love the zing it adds.

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you! All of your achievements over this summer have been so inspirational to me!

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