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Did I Just Do That?

by Courtney on July 5, 2010

Goooood Morning! I am in such an incredible mood this morning, and am so excited to share why with you all…

I ran 5 miles today!! My longest attempt before this was back in mid-May when I finished 4 miles, which I was completely thrilled about. Since then, I’d been happy around the 3-mile mark, but decided that it was time to step things up this morning. Here’s a little insight into my thoughts on the potential run, starting last night:

Courtney’s Thoughts…

11:45pm last night – “Ohhh man, wayyy too many cookies today. I have got to get movin’ tomorrow morning. 5 miles, no less. I can totally do it!”

8:00am this morning – (alarm goes off) – “Umm, snooze button, where are you?”

8:15am – (alarm goes off again) – “Ok, ok, I’m up. I don’t think 5 miles is happening today. I’ll go 30 minutes”

8:30am – (on the treadmill) – “Wow it’s hot. I really could just swim really hard today…wait, who am I kidding? I’ll be sitting in my lounge chair. Ok, better keep going.”

9:00am – (2.5 miles in) – “Wow, it’s hot. But I feel fabulous! I can keep going for sure! I’ll just go for 45 minutes and see where I end up. 4 miles would be super. Oh geez, out of water – HUBBY! Can I have another water bottle, please?”

9:10am – (40 minutes into my run) – “Wow, I’m a sweaty mess. No way, I’m almost 4.5 miles in? I’m SO totally reaching 5. I can DO THIS!

9:16am – (46 minutes into my run) – “Does that say what I THINK it says?!? YES YES! I just ran 5 miles! WOOO HOOO! I’m on top of the world!!!!”

I’m still totally on cloud nine. I completed the 5 miles in 46:00 minutes even, alternating 30 seconds @ 7.5mph with 1 minute, 30 seconds @ 6.5mph. I have no idea how that compares to anybody else, but all I know is that it’s an A+ for me! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It took me forever to finally cool off enough to the point where I could shower up, so by the time I was able to do that, I was definitely in need of some breakfast. I tried a new Chobani today – Pineapple.

I topped my yogurt with some banana slices and 3 tbsp. of cinnamon raisin granola. I was totally amazed at how delicious this flavor was! I think the fact that it’s 2% also gave it a very different texture and flavor. I’m definitely buying this kind again. YUM! :-P

Natural light always looks so much better, doesn’t it?…

Jay and I just got back from a trip to the “pool store” to get a few new necessities for today:

NEW FLOATS! We intend on spending the entire day poolside, just relaxing. I’m soooo looking forward to it! Plus, it’s sounding like we’re going to have some extra company stopping by today, too – Joe & Kate, Brian & Mal, and potentially a few more, so it should definitely be a good time! 8-)

While we were out picking up the floats, I also convinced the hubby to stop at Flavour Cafe for some iced coffees. Sugar Cookie for me today! Mmmmmm. :)

Time to go suit up and head outside! 8-)

Question for the Morning/Afternoon:

Do you have today off from work? What are you doing with yourself today?

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1 Shanna, like Banana July 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Fabulous accomplishment! I now feel inspired to get a great workout in tonight!!


2 Jen July 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Congrats on hitting the five mile mark!!! Once you hit five it feels like you can do anything! :-)


3 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices July 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm

CONGRATS Courtney!! That’s awesome & you TOTALLY rocked it out :D
YAY for new pool stuff- looks verrrrry relaxing. Hope you have a great day today!


4 ericaeats July 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Congrats! :)


5 Nancy July 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

That re-cap is totally hilarious. That’s exactly what I do on my runs. “Well, if I walk right now – I can stop and let the wind dry off my sweat and then I can start again.” Ridiculous thoughts like that, it’s so funny isn’t it?


6 Kelly Olexa July 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

That is so awesome about your run. Since I just recently found your blog, I have no idea how long you’ve been running but that’s a great idea to get up there in distance- alternating the 30 seconds faster and 90 seconds a bit slower. I just started running this very weekend so I love good tips!! (and I’m loving running already)
I have a massage at 1pm today then heading over for a cookout with the FAM! ;-) Happy Holiday Weekend! (yes I was off today too!)


7 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Congrats on the fast run! Enjoy your endorphin high =)


8 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Awesome job girl! Isn’t that a great feeling when you accomplish something you’re so sure wasn’t going to happen. I’m off but the hubby had to work (not a happy camper). Trying to make the best of it and enjoying reading and some pool time (by myself). Have a great one!


9 jqlee July 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm

congrats on the run. it’s the best feeling when you do more than you expected to. at least that’s how i feel. heck i think that’s a general rule :)

enjoy your day at the pool!


10 Megan July 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Congrats on your 5 miler!! Sadly I have to work today, but I’m hoping they let me off early. Enjoy those floats!


11 jeanine mitchell July 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Congrats Courtney!!!! What a great personal achievement! Now you know you can enjoy a relaxing day on those floats because you earned it :)


12 amy July 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm

My hubbys a personal trainer so we started the day with a kick butt upper body workout the hit Tropical Smoothie for a peanut butter protein shake and he went makeup shopping with me to Bare escentuals then we saw Twilight. Now we’re home cooking tilapa and baked sweet potatoe fries and steamed brocolli.


13 Courtney July 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

That sounds like such a phenomenal day!! Did you buy the warmth?!?! ;)


14 amy July 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Oh yes, I love it. What lipcolor do u wear? I like it.
I’m now a BE nut. I got a huge haul. Twig eyeshadow, Tortoise mineral liner, Sugar Plum mineral liner(love these they stay on all day and u can get a really fine line with their little brush), 4 Buxoms glosses. Love that plump lip look.


15 Courtney July 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

WOW girl, you rocked that shopping trip!
I actually don’t wear lip color – regular chapstick is the name of the game for me! ;)


16 Michelle July 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I love Chobani Greek yogurt! I have yet to try the pineapple flavor.

This morning I ran 5 miles as well–I never regret going on a run!!


17 Jennifer July 6, 2010 at 7:52 am

Awesome job on the 5 miles! And to do it on a treadmill at that. I must admit I’m horrible at running on a treadmill. After about 3 miles my balance it all messed up and one time I almost blew off the belt! haha. So I run outside instead. And yes it is way hot here. But it’s Florida, so what else can I expect?


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