Monday, March 1, 2010

18 Miles...Done!

On Saturday I headed out to meet my friend Susan on our favorite trail.  When I say trail, I mean a paved trail.  I got there early and warmed up with three miles since I needed to run a total of 18. 

Susan is the person that got me into running marathons.  She was my neighbor and I saw her running one day and Ken commented to her husband that I liked to run as well.  Well, it turns out that Susan was training for the NYC Marathon.  She let me borrow her copy of Marathon by Hal Higdon and the rest was history.  We began running together every weekend.  Susan took some time off to have her second baby and now she is getting back into it. 

I had so much fun running with her, it was like old times.  She ran six miles with me and then I finished up the remaining nine. The last few miles were not as easy as I had hoped, but I did miss my long run altogether last week since I was under the weather.  At any rate, the miles are finished and I am ready for this week!

Oh and I did eat a lot of Easter candy after my run.  Isn't that why I run anyway?


lindsay said...

mmm candy. i ate some all day basically and am not running .... lol. so i'll take your calories burned please!

ajh said...

Congrats on the 18 miles! Aren't you glad you can eat EAster candy?

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Yeah, your 18 might have felt harder since you've been sick. Glad you finished and ran with a friend, too!

Wendy said...

So nice to have friends like that! Great job on 18!

Marathon Maritza said...

Great job on your 18-miler! I'm so glad you got to run with your buddy!

And yes, I totally run for the treats after too. :)