20 miler

So I have fallen behind on the blog thanks to my laptop crashing.  I learned a valuable lesson, back up your stuff!!  Luckily, iCape Solutions, was able to recover everything on my hard drive after two weeks.

Saturday March 8 we ran our first 20 mile run.  The best or maybe worst part was that we ran the miles on the Service Road.  That means 20 tough miles of rolling hills and Lori’s first 20 mile run.  Technically, this is only the third time I have run 20 miles but I like to call it my second time.  When I trained for the Boston Marathon in 2012 I ran 21 miles as my longest run and only 20 mile run.  Then technically the Boston Marathon in 2012 would be the second time but to me this one does not count since I walk the last ten miles of the race.  We have a pretty good pace going and finished the 20 miles in just over three hours.  I can not believe how much stronger I feel this time around compared to 2012.  I think some of it has to do with having a training partner this time around.  Lori and I run together 3-4 times a week and usually only have one run that we do not run together.  This has definitely help push myself further than last time.  Plus the talking helps the runs go by quicker!!  Here we are at the end of the 20 miles.

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I was able to make a quick trip to Vermont to visit my brother, sister-in-law and the kids.  I had some great quality time with the kids who warm my heart.  We went to see the Lego movie  which was much better than I was expecting.  Here’s my new favorite picture of us being silly.  I just can’t get enough of them.  Best part of the trip was confirming the week this summer that the three will come spend the week with me on Cape Cod.

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About lifesworthrunning

A 30-something year old Oiselle Volee runner living on Cape Cod. Running the Chicago Marathon October 9, 2016, as part of the American Cancer Society team. A die hard Boston Bruins fan, avid reader, TV junkie and trying to enjoy all life has to offer. Donate here: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ChristineHornby
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One Response to 20 miler

  1. Amanda-Clare Cunningham says:

    I admire the both of you for your commitment and dedication and poud of you.

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