Sunday, February 14, 2010

MY LONGEST RUN .... EVER

Today I did my longest run ever. I was programmed for 1 hour and 40 minutes and wearing Peter's iPhone with the GPS function my distance was measured at 13.2kms. I realise thats a pretty slow pace but for at least 30 mins of that I was slogging uphill (Glen Osmond Rd towards the freeway for anybody who knows Adelaide) with a headwind. On that stretch the last 500 or so metres was very hard. I was shuffling badly. I started the self talk to keep myself going. "Magda you are strong. You can do this." Over and over again. I wanted to quit and just walk. But I didnt want to quit and just walk. I WAS GOING TO RUN UP THAT F*CKEN HILL NO MATTER HOW HARD IT WAS!!!!

Turning onto Cross Road was like getting a second life. It was downhill with a light breeze and the sun was behind me. My pace quickened and I felt fantastic. Just 50 minutes to go and I knew I could do it. I knew I would do it.

I am a long distance runner now and I love it :-)

M

10 comments:

Kate said...

That is EXACTLY why you do it. Well done, Magda! Doing yourself proud!

Kerry W said...

Woohoo! Oh, what a feeling! Of course you knew you would. :)

ss2306 said...

Awesome! Bet you felt fantastic. I can feel your enthusiasm and excitement through the screen. You go girl!

"I am a long distance runner". I am statements are very strong affirmations. Keep saying this over and over again.

Gillian said...

Good for you!! You go girl!!!!

RaeC said...

That is just sensational, Magda!! Well done!! xxx

LizN said...

Nice work Magda :)

Sam D-M said...

Magda that is awesome! you are a runner my friend!

Pip said...

Top work Magda! Very nice going!

Saturday 9 days ago I had the most awesome run, - about 8km all up and all hilly but 3km in particular was up this steep never ending hill, - I kept wanting to quit but made it to the top surprisingly, (even got a few toots on the way up, - 'whose that crazy runner?)

Keep up the great work!

Pip :-)

Hilary said...

Love your work Magda, that is a HUGE effort!

Hilary xx

Magda said...

Thanks to you all for your very kind words of praise and encouragement. Will keep them in mind when the next long run feels like its about to kill me LOL

M