Saturday, September 20, 2008

8 is enough, and Pictures

A quick post to say--I got in a long run today. It wasn't 10, but 8 was close enough. I didn't start running until 11 a.m., and although the temp was low enough (80, I think) the sun was beating down on me by 12:30 and I just couldn't do it anymore.

I even cried when I hit 8 miles. It was one of those "I'm so physically spent I just need to cry" cries. Ever had one of those? Last time it happened to me was in a pilates class, ages and ages ago. I stopped Garmin at 8 miles and walked the rest of the way home just to get myself together.

My carb up day yesterday was awesome. I didn't feel tired & icky like I did the first time, because I had protein with my junky carbs. And I didn't have cravings today (at least, not until the family had ice cream tonight and I got nada. So I had an Atkins chocolate bar instead. Not great, but better than a pint of Cherry Garcia).

Getting my stuff ready for the 5K tomorrow. It should be fun. They are expecting 17,000 people. Luckily I can park at my gym and walk across the street to the mall. Easy in, easy out.


We got the kids pictures done tonight. They are awesome! Here are a few....



8 comments:

Vickie said...

we walked over to my mom's at noon on Saturday and it was a HOT sun - just like you said - the temperature wasn't that hot - but it felt too warm for comfort. It was more like a really good pool day(except the pool is closed).

Cindy...154 said...

8 is amazing!!!! I know that physically spent cry, but for me it would come before even a mile I think. Lovely pictures. You look beautiful.

Vickie said...

I did think the pictures were great too (just forgot to say so) - really cute of everyone.

Running Knitter said...

8 miles in the middle of the day is excellent! Love the pics.

Carly said...

Good job on the 8 miles. You gave it all you had. I would not be disappointed.

Your family is beautiful!!! Great pictures.

Jill said...

I love the pics!! And you look so beautiful - love your hair!!

Sometimes a good cry says it all.

G.G. said...

Ah, pretty family! Great pictures!

LG said...

That's a big run and if your temps were the least bit hot or humid, that would be a killer. You did your best and you kept on going.

I love the photos! They're darling and you are beautiful.