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

    I voted for you!!!! Good luck!

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

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

  4. These mill love posts make me happy.

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

  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

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

  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.

  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!

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

    Are you going to see U2? SO jealous!!

  10. Glad the legs are doing well!!

  11. LOVE, LOVE U2!!!!! Great run!

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

  13. 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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