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Friday, May 20, 2011

Ten and One

I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again and again and again, I'm sure), but I love my Millie. Last night we ran 10 miles together. Here's how things went:

Mile 1: Thought about how I need to figure out how to fuel. It doesn't help that I mostly run at night but my races are all in the morning. I was hungry during this run, so I had a few bites of a LUNA Bar every few miles and my tummy never argued with my efforts to put something in it.

Mile 2 : Thought about how Operation Lower Leg Happiness has been a success. Between the icing, stretching, strengthening and constant compression-sock wearing, I'm feeling pretty good. Debated whether to ice just my lower legs in a bucket or hit the tub to ice the entire legs. Ended up doing neither because I just wanted to go to bed once I finished running.

Mile 3: Listened to this song several times:





Made me very excited for THIS on Tuesday night. Then I tried to decide if I should start the movie I got at the Redbox or keep listening to music.

Mile 3.1: Started watching Country Strong. Have been very impressed by Gwyneth Paltrow's singing on Glee. She doesn't sing as much as I expected in this movie. Love Tim McGraw. Funny that he doesn't sing in this movie. At all. Unless you count the closing credits.

Mile 6: Tried eating some Strawberry Banana PowerBar chews. I have to figure out something I can eat that isn't sweet. I just can't get the sweet stuff down while I'm running. Gave up after gagging down two chews.

Mile 8: Wondered if I was going to like the end of the movie. Maybe I should have read some reviews. At least it was passing the time. And my legs felt great!

Mile 10: Sped things up just a bit to finish strong. Happy legs, happy Candice.

Still had some of the movie left so I Sticked my legs and did my shin/calf exercises while I finished watching. And I was right about the ending. Good thing I had my running high to balance out how depressing it was.


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14 comments:

  1. yay!! awesome run! I love how you documented your mile by mile events and thoughts!

    I voted for you!!!! Good luck!

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  2. Good job for getting your long run in before the weekend. And 10 miles on the treadmill ... now that is commendable.

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  3. When we Redbox'd Country Strong, I kept saying to my husband - I hope she dies... it'll serve him right.

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  4. These mill love posts make me happy.

    And
    One day
    One...day...
    I'll look as good as you after 10 miles on my mill.

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  5. I use lara bars for my fuel. Works great so far! I just cut them up into even pieces and put them in a little baggie. I figure on a whole one an hour so I figure out how many to eat every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the length of the run

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  6. Good job!! How can I obtain one of those SNAZZY...RUNNERD stickers?? Wanna trade?

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  7. Dang girl! You look so good after 10 miles on the tready! I'm glad you told me about the movie. I worried about that and only like happy ending movies! I'm super impressed by her singing too.

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  8. I'm too distracted by the fact that you are going to see U2 in concert to comment on your running. I'm just jealous, that's all. I saw them on the vertigo tour - one of the best nights of my life!

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  9. Wish I had your motivation to run that long on the mill! Awesome job!

    Are you going to see U2? SO jealous!!

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  10. Glad the legs are doing well!!

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  11. I'm so glad someone loves their treadmill as much as i do! Awesome run!!!

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  12. Thanks for the heads up about Country Strong...I don't like depressing endings! Awesome job on the run! Way to go!! :0)

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