18 09 2010

Where’s Snooki when you need her?

Look at my aching feet!


Okay, that’s a poor photo.  I just gave myself blisters to the point of blood on both heels.  Double Wahhhhhhhh!

I have a case of the poor me’s.


Let’s start from the beginning.


The wedding was a great time last night, but unfortunately, I didn’t get a decent pic all night.  The lighting was poor and I sat in the back and on the inside of a pew during the mass.  At the reception, I was tasked with taking candid shots for the couple with a disposable camera, so I used that all night instead of my own camera.  I ate an amazing stuffed chicken breast and cake, of course!  It was a lot of fun and I’m so happy for Kerri and Brian!


We got home at a decent time, but when Mr. KD and I both woke up this morning, we were exhausted.  Neither of us was exactly sure why considering we didn’t drink much alcohol last night either.  I was dreading my run, but Mr. KD told me that I could run how ever many miles I wanted and simply turn around and come home.  It seemed to click and I thought I’d figure out my mileage once I was out and running.

Before heading out, I fueled up with a staple.


I set off with the mindset of running 6, but once I got out there, I realized it was honestly the perfect day for running.  The sun was shining and I felt surprisingly good.  When I hit the 3 mile mark, I knew I had it in me to push to the 4 mile marker for 8 mile total.

Just before I hit mile 7, my phone rang.  I was using Pandora as my music, so the phone rang right in my ear and I decided to answer it.  It was my Mom.  I chatted with her for about 7 – 8 minutes.  Unfortunately, when I stopped to answer the phone, I paused my Garmin and forgot to start it up again :evil:   If I had to guess, I’d say I actually ran about 8.3 or 8.4 in total.  Of course, I knew if I just ran to my house, it would be an 8 mile route because I simply went out and back.  But I’m anal and just had to see the Garmin tick to 8.

I didn’t walk at all this time and while an average of 11:12 is still slow, I think I am getting faster!  Baby steps, my friends! :grin:


During the last mile or so, I could really feel my knees and ankle start to get sore along with my feet.  I knew I had some chafing, but I didn’t think it would be this bad.  My feet are burning now!!  How the heck am I going to put on shoes?!?

Plans for the rest of the day include decorating for Fall and running a few errands.  I’m off to shower and have breakfast #2 in a bit.

I’ll check in later, lovebugs!

Question: Do you take an Advil before setting out for a long run?

I never have, but after the way my ankle and knees started ache, I think I understand why people do!  Or maybe I’m just old?!? :wink:



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4 responses

18 09 2010
Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Congrats on your run!! :)

18 09 2010
Liz @ Blog is the New Black

I am SO impressed with all your running, Linds! Especially as a non-runner… I can truly appreciate how much you’ve pushed yourself. I still need to let out a Snooki wah when I run for like 3 minutes! Happy fall decorating day!!!

20 09 2010
Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle

I have a suggestion about the blisters…body glide! I tend to get blisters on my arches sometimes and on the outside of my big toes, but body glide helps, I definitely recommend it!

20 09 2010

Congrats on the run! Sorry about your blisters, though. :( I’d love to run as fast as you do! I’m still up around 12:30 miles. :)

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