12 miler Wednesday and the Panther Run

Yeah, it’s been a minute since my last post. I’m gonna just blame the fact that WordPress has been a joke on my iPad and move on.

Last Saturday was supposed to be a 15K race for my half marathon training. I was ridiculously excited to be running in a different area of town and to be running a longer distance in a race that I was actually taking seriously. My last 15K was more for the beer and food afterwards. Enter a HUGE storm and buckets of rain…everyone was shifted to the 5K race. I was bummed. I almost didn’t even run. But I did, and I’m glad I did. I learned a few things.

1. Running in the rain is not horrible
2. Start your finish line push when you first feel it
3. You don’t have to PR every event
4. Some people are superhuman and can run a 16:16 5K in pouring rain where there are rivers in the streets.


I missed a PR from August by about 10 seconds. I could sit here and be sad about it (ok, I did for a minute). Or I could think that I ran that race hard and under conditions I had never run in before. Sometimes, you need to think about what EXACTLY it is that you’re upset about. Is that really a reason? NO! I ran a great race. In the rain! I stuck it out. Go me!

Of course, I then took my new found acceptance of rain running and enjoyed another 6.8 miles to hit my weekend mileage I needed. I did ok.

Due to traveling this weekend and next, my training schedule is getting a shakeup. It might be Wednesday, but I need to get in 12 miles. I’m excited at nervous, my highest mileage since my May half. I’m ready. Mentally and physically. Lets do this!

Also, props to Women’s Running Series and FitFluential for a WONDERFUL Be Amazing chat last night. I can’t wait to be able to make it to a WRS race.

Happy Wednesday!


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