Sunday, May 10, 2009

My first big walk ...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

So for those following my blog I was set to walk 6o miles this weekend. I was sick with the flu most of the week but  felt pretty sure I could start this weekend. 

I got a little bit of a late start Saturday morning but was raring to go. It was a little foggy and a smidge over cast but just cool enough that it felt great. I was making good time all considering and was averaging 12 minute miles.

As I started on my walk I realized I need to prepare just a bit more  for the next walk :) At mile 5 did I notice I left my new Spark water bottle at home. No prob, I'll just grab one on my way along the path. Mile 7 no store in sight so by mile             8 I had to call my  husband who ran out a bottle of water to me by mile 10. Other than that little set back I was still feeling good and bopping along to some great music my daughter added to my ipod.

Just before mile 15 my hubby stopped in on me and brought me a camel back so that I would have plenty of water. He is so awesome  :) Mile 15 I had some lunch and took a break...probably too long  and was not too eager to get going again.

Mile 20 I started to realize maybe my body wasn't fully  recovered  from the flu and that I may not make 30 mile  today :(

So by mile 22 I had to call my hubby to please pick me up.  Although I was disappointed about not making it all the way I was proud to have made the 22 miles.

So what I got from yesterday is I need to prepare better ( water ..check!), put some sunblock on ( sunburn protection .. check!) and always have a positive attitude. That even though things may not always go as planned its still okay to celebrate your accomplishments.

Next weekend I will be ready to go and I will be excited for as many miles as my body will allow because I know next week it will let me go even further.

I hope you all have had a most wonderful weekend!

much love!


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