I gained 1.2 pounds this week but I wasn't that disappointed as I had such a big loss last week. This is to be expected. I did change my goal weight, though, down to 125. I am 5 feet 4 inches for those wondering.
This morning was a perfect day for a long run. The weather was overcast and slightly cool. The wind sucked, though!!! I didn't have any problems for the first 13 miles but then started to majorly doubt myself at that point. I even started to cry and told my DH that I couldn't do this anymore. That I was not cut out for the Marathon. I was not a runner and was just kidding myself. At that point my little toe on one foot started cramping. I just stopped running and sat down in the grass. I was at a VERY low place of my run. I took off my shoe & sock and massaged my foot. That seemed to help because I was able to get up and start running again. I just endured. Most of it was not fun at all but from mile 17 to mile 18 I listened to my favorite running song, by Miley Cyrus called The Climb, over and over again! I was able to get a huge second wind and pick up my pace majorly! I finished the 18 miles (which was my goal for today) in 3 hours and 10 minutes. That is really not a bad time at all for my first go at it!!! I am actually starting to think that I can do my marathon!!! It is on September 19th, so I only have 4 more Saturdays to do long runs.
I just wanted to check in with everyone!! Can you believe I ran 18 miles today??? I can't either!! Honestly, I think that at mile 18 I could have run for another mile or two. I just didn't want to push it today.