Marathon Life: Week 8

So Saturday I ran nine (9) miles. Yes…. me, this girl, ran nine miles! I can’t completely explain how, but it happened, I can promise you that!

And the crazy thing is I actually ran better and stopped less this time around (might have had something to do with the fact it was flat instead of hills, but hey!).  I had done one training run in the middle of the week, a two-mile loop around Nike Headquarters by my house, and four Barre3 classes, so maybe that’s what made it better this time around. All I know is that I had one thought in my head the last three miles… “give me pancakes!” I literally ran those miles just because it was the fastest way back to my car and to get pancakes!

Three house later after I’d had my delicious breakfast, iced my knees and taken a quick nap, I went outside and proceeded to try to run to my car to avoid the pouring rain… my legs did not move. It was one of those moments you have in a dream where you open your mouth but no sound comes out… yeah exactly like that. My mind was like “it’s pouring rain let’s go!” And my legs were like “fuck you bitch.” So yeah…

I have to say though overall I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in years. I have more energy (aside from Saturdays) and feel fit, or fitter. I can’t wait for October.. OK well maybe I can.

 

My midweek lap around Nike
My midweek lap around Nike

 

Halfway through my 9 mile run over Sellwood Bridge.
Halfway through my 9 mile run over Sellwood Bridge.

 

The home stretch, over Hawthorn Bridge in downtown Portland.. Pancakes.
The home stretch, over Hawthorn Bridge in downtown Portland.. Pancakes.

 

 

*This is my 8th week of training with Portland Fit for the Portland Marathon.

 

6 Comments

  • Anthony
    June 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Great job Sarah, keep it up.

    • Sarah Centrella
      June 1, 2014 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the support Anthony!

  • Don J
    June 2, 2014 - 3:43 am | Permalink

    Your a beast!

    • Sarah Centrella
      June 2, 2014 - 4:42 am | Permalink

      …in the making lol

  • Melissa
    June 6, 2014 - 3:13 am | Permalink

    Love this series Sarah. You really are proving anything is possible.

    • Sarah Centrella
      June 6, 2014 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Melissa!

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