My First 14-Miler Happens TONIGHT!
Tonight is the night: my first 14 mile run!
Am I nervous? YES!
Do I know I will survive? Yes!
Am I excited? Yes.
I know it’s a bit early in the week for a long run, but I have my reasons (which I will share soon).
I’m still trying to plan out exactly how this is going to work. I think I’m going to do 8 to 10 miles outside (depending on what time I am able to start) and then run to the gym at my condo complex and finish up on the treadmill.
It’s too hot out to do all the miles outside, and if I don’t start until 7:30 or later I really don’t want to end up running alone late at night.
Last night I just did an easy four mile loop … and somehow avoided the rain which was nice!
The 80% humidity wasn’t so nice. I felt like a human bug shield … so many bugs were sticking to my face. It was so GROSS. I don’t know where they all came from!
You see that pair of Brooks Adrenalines above? They are about to get retired. I always feel a bit sad when I have to put a pair out to pasture. The long run tonight will probably be their last big hurrah.
I’ve heard the Adrenaline 14s fit a bit different than the 13s which is making me nervous!! Anyone else wear the Adrenalines? Have you upgraded to the 14s yet?
Before I go I just want to share these pictures I found of my first cat ever, Leo.
He was literally the best cat ever!
He was really shy around new people, but so so so so sweet if he knew you. I had to leave him home with my parents when I went away to college because I lived in a dorm.
As soon as I moved into an apartment that allowed pets I brought him to live with me!
That was Adam’s first experience having a cat. I’m glad it went really well because that led us to getting little Cecil a bit later!
What was your first pet? When did you get him/her?
Any words of wisdom for my 14-miler tonight???