"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Walked Home

“Integrity is keeping a commitment even after circumstances have changed.”  ~ David Jeremiah 

As I looked at my watch for the second time, I confirmed that I had over routed my run and my 6-7 miler was looking more like 8-9.
No big deal right?
This was my second run.
I had met Claudia and her friend John for 8 miles on the trails at 7am. I wanted a 14 mile run, possibly even 15 if I felt fine. After finishing a bug biting trail run we all left. I headed home to change shoes and run another 7 miles.
I am navigationally challenged. My perfect loop turned into me being more loopy with my math skills. I did this massive loop around Holly. By the time I realized I had overshot my miles I had to make a choice. Turn back for 4 miles in the beating sun or continue towards home for another 8+ miles on the back roads.
I chose the backroads.
I actually felt great. The temperatures were more forgiving than they had been. A cool breeze even circulated around me making me almost not notice my knee was aching.
But I tapped out when my Garmin read 8.5 miles and I knew I still had another mile home. I ran a mile and a half farther than I planned, worry was really what made me stop.
I was getting more and more nervous I wouldn't be able to keep up on my Monday trail run. My training for my ultra requires back to back long runs. I couldn't overdue it and sabotage my next days run.
SO I walked home. I entertained the idea of having my son pick me up but he is such a bad driver I didn't trust him driving my truck, over my legs just walking.

I LOVE BARNS! I post a lot of them on my Instagram@ nitasliferunning


Holdridge West: Loop1 one w/Claudia and John. Loops 2 with just Claudia
Pace: 13:32/mi
Distance: 8 miles

Double Time: Around town
Pace: 9:21/mi
Distance: 8.5 miles

Distance: 1 mile, DUH!
Pace: Who cares, I was walking nobody cares.

TOTAL Sunday Miles: 17.5
I added that myself, you might want to double check it!

Second week I am over 50 miles!

This week I have ran double runs, trail runs, a race and I even got 2 miles in playing Pokémon with my son!

The Huckleberry Hustle 5K Recap
Robin is at all the local race, I found someone I know and a mascot!
  • I hate 5K's. They never stop hurting.
  • A 25$ fee for speed work for the week.
  • Drove like a big girl to the race by myself.
  • Ended up taking 1st place in my age Group out of 10, 17th Overall of 165 and 4th female out of 96.
  • Time: 23:27 Pace 7:33
  • Not my fastest. I didn't barf.
  • Ran 2 miles behind a dad and his daughter. The last 2/10ths of a mile she broke away. I knew he knew I was just a shadow away. He dropped back. "HEY! Don't let her go, Stay with her, Pick it up!" I startled him. He looked at me and I yelled "GO! Your almost Done!"  HERE'S the TRICK: I needed the help too! He picked it up and that helped me pick it up. I passed at the Finish line. Only he never even knew it he was so spent. He located me a couple minutes later and said "HEY, Thank YOU!! You really helped me at the end."
The HUCKLEBERRY HUSTLE taught me 2 things.
  1. I'm not as competitive as I used to be. I didn't care if that guy beat me as much as I wanted him to finish strong.
  2. If you say you are going to do something than DO IT. I planned on doing this race weeks ago. I didn't plan on doing it solo. But S#*$ happens. Follow through even  if it doesn't effect someone else, Be true to YOU.
POKEMON: People are making fun of the whole Pokémon Go Game. Truth is, it is fun. I have had a riot with my 14 year old chasing these cyber characters all over. Not to mention listening to Alec laugh and get goofy over this has been fun for us. Finding that "Next Gear" after working all day to run around the park was worth the memories and the laughs."
Alec and Sheba walking around to get the 10K egg in Pokémon Go!


  1. There's no shame in walking, especially in this heat! Great job getting your miles done!

    1. The problem I have with walking is once I start it is hard to turn the gears backover!