Day 849: Birthday Post!!!!
So I’m 26.
Another year older.
Another year to be healthier so I can add on a few more birthdays.
It’s been a crazy passed few days. A lot of celebrating, a lot of fun and a lot of miles ran. Lots and lots of miles.
Yesterday, I ran a half marathon just to prove to myself that I could do it. Three weeks from today, I will be running in the Tallahassee Half Marathon. Up until yesterday, I had only ran 10 miles. Yesterday, the first 10 miles were bearable…but the last 5k was brutal with a capital holy crap. I pretty much walked the last mile. My body was tired, my joints were sore and my feet felt like cement blocks. Either way, I maintained a good pace. My first mile was 9:16 and my last mile was 15:53 so my average was 11:40 which really isn’t that bad. I thought I had kept enough in the tank for the last 5 miles but evidently I didn’t. It’s also worth mentioning that I didn’t stop to stretch or drank any water for those two and a half hours.
Regardless of my time, I am the guy who could barely run a 5k in April 2010 to the guy who can run a half marathon in January 2013. I’ll take that as a win any day.
So today I got back on track from splurging yesterday. Going in to the day with a 2,100 calorie deficit yesterday was hard. I needed to recover from the run but I might have overdone it a little. It is what it is. Either way, I kept within the rules today and my body already feels better.
Tomorrow is a new day. Make it count.
See ya tomorrow.