I think the reason my heart rate got so high near the end is simply because I was hot...as nasty is it sounds I would take a sip from my water bottle, cup my hands, spit into my hands, and splash it on my face! It was super hot...because in all reality I was not that winded on this run! Was my head trying to tell me that I couldn't finish? Yes...Did I tell it to stick it where the sun don't shine? Yes...I told myself..."Girl put on your sassy pants...no slowing down until you're finished!" I just envisioned myself running 13.1 miles with Erika, Drew, Ben, and Amanda...and that kept me from quitting! Oh...and I finished in 49 minutes and 53 seconds...how's that for finishing in under 50 minutes?! :D
So next Sunday is the Run For The Zoo 5k! I can hardly believe it's almost here! I'm really excited! In the Dallas Half Marathon Relay I ran my 5K in 37:13 which is right at a 12 minute mile...I definitely think I had some adrenaline going that day! I'm hoping I can either match that time or beat it! Either way...I'm just happy that I will be running the entire thing! :D
I was happy with my run today...so I took a picture of me and my sassy self (after I cleaned up of course..I am not one of those *cough Elise cough* who runs miles without breaking a sweat *how disgusting and unfair is that?!*)....
Some call my sass attitude (which it can definitely be...sometimes)...but I call my sass a blessing...it's getting me places. Slowly but surely...and most definitely one day, one step, one bite, one second at a time!
Oh! I just got a new book from Runners World that I'm super excited to read and share with you all what I learn from it. The article that I shared a few posts ago actually came from this book. Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Have Fun is the name of the book...I've skimmed through it and I think it's going to be a quick, informative, fun read! So I will share with you all in my next post! :D