5 miles and Day 2 of challenge

I ran 5 miles today!!! I have never run that far before. The most I have ever done is 4 miles. The Y was closed today for Memorial Day, so I just went outside to run. It was a glorious morning. I had a small preworkout snack of a date with peanut butter (yum)

Note my new headphones which go over the ear. These are the best invention ever for working out and surprising comfortable!

Anyway, I was just going to do 3 miles, and then thought I would just go until my tunes ended or I felt like stopping. Then 4 miles hit and I was totally in a groove. I wasn’t going so fast that I was out of breath, and I had hit a good stride (probably somewhere around 5 mph) so I thought I would keep going. It was so nice out this morning on the track and no one was out. No traffic because of the holiday, so it was a peaceful time. I knew I was going to make 5 miles with no problem, but I should have had a bigger preworkout snack as all I could think of for the last 3 laps was waffles! I would have had a bigger snack if I had known I would go extra miles. So, I came back home all proud of myself! I’m thinking maybe a 1/2 marathon really is not out of the picture this fall!

Day 2 of my 12 day challenge went really well. I stayed within calories and no nibbling!

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9 thoughts on “5 miles and Day 2 of challenge

  1. Susan

    Woo! Congrats Lori!! What’s even better is that you didn’t plan it, you just did it because it felt good 🙂 You could totally do a half marathon!

  2. Jen, a priorfatgirl

    WOW WOW WOW, now THAT is an accomplishment! Congrats on your 5mile run!

  3. destinationathlete

    AWESOME!!!! You can definitely do a half-marathon – from someone who never was a runner and did it, I KNOW you can do it!!

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