14 Miles Down This Morning

October 12th, 2008

After having an action packed weekend in Dallas at the King Tut exhibit & State Fair, I didn’t get to bed until 11pm last night. I was pooped. However, I knew that I had to get up this morning and run 14 miles.

My brain woke me up at 5:59 (the alarm was set for 6). I got myself right out of bed and didn’t look back. It was a great run. I am getting faster. Woohoo! For most of the way, I was under 10min/mile. Although I recalibrated my Nike+, it still made me run an additional 200 yards. I’m not happy with that. Seems like when I pick up the pace, my Nike+ makes me run farther. Oh well. I am glad that I burned 1,800 calories first thing this morning. I feel great.

My plans for the rest of the day? A shower, maybe a movie with my family, and A NAP! I ran 34 miles this past week. Those miles just keep increasing. The most I will need to run in this marathon training season in a week? 50….Holy Toledo!

I have the IBM Uptown Classic 10K on Sunday. It should be fun. I am scheduled to run 10 miles that day. I think I will run the 10K, pause my Nike+, and run an additional 4.

Knock on wood, I am feeling strong this training season. I feel more focused. Maybe it is the goal of being fit before I am 40. Maybe it is just my mindset. Who knows? My hip is doing better and I feel strong. I can’t complain with that.

2 Responses to “14 Miles Down This Morning”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    AH MAN! I wish we would have seen the King Tut exhibit last year when it was fairly close to us (2-3 hours away)…

  2. Shan Says:

    It was really neat to see. However, my mom-in-law said that it fell short from the tour in the 70’s. The death mask, many pieces of furniture, and several statues were not touring any longer. That was a shame. I enjoyed the show just the same. The funny part was although it was a full tour, most folks talked like they were in a library.

    The worst part? Going into the “Tut Gift Shop” afterwards and seeing a King Tut Bobblehead and a tissue box cover where tissues came out of King Tut’s nose. No lie. My husband and I thought it was just too sad. We were sure that King Tut would horrified to see that folks were making money off his “bobblehead likeness”. Ah…modern marketing gimmicks.

    The fair was great too. We were there when UT beat OU with a 45-35 game. Nothing like hearing 90,000 fans screaming.

    We ate too much junk food. Doesn’t everyone at a state fair? I had fudge (one of my favorites) and a bit of a $5 corndog. No, it wasn’t worth $5.

    The rides were outrageously priced at around $5 each. Our family played the water-sprayer/clown head game and won my son a stuff dog. The total cost for that dog – $12. Yikes!

    Thankfully, we got in for free as we were part of the Land Rover club. My husband brought his Rover and admission/parking was free for us. That was good news as it would have cost us just at $100 JUST TO WALK IN THE GATES! I don’t know how families can afford the fair otherwise. You can easily spend $250+ on admission, food, and rides. Thank goodness we were allowed to bring in a cooler full of drinks/food. I think we got out of there by spending less then $50. That was really cheap for the fair.

    It was quite a weekend though. We look forward to the fair each year. Thank goodness for car clubs and free admission! 🙂

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