Too Fast

September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm 5 comments

Okay friends, so the challenge is going great so far! I feel like I have so much freedom. Why didn’t I do this earlier?? I can’t wait to see how I feel at the end of the week!

No food pictures today because I’m saving them for a WIAW post. But I do want to share my run from today.

All I had to do was run 3 miles. Easy! I’ve been doing 3 miles 2-3 times a week for the past 5 months. I decided to run outside after work because the weather was amazing! It felt nice and cool, even cool enough for me to run in a long sleeved, but lightweight, dry-fit! I was SO pumped to run outside. A little too pumped maybe? I started out pretty fast, but I guess I didn’t realize how fast until I got to mile 2 and hit a wall. A WALL. At mile TWO! I felt so stupid, but I pushed on slowly and got through the 3 miles. As soon as I was done, I checked my phone to see my splits (because I still don’t have a Garmin *hint hint Chad*). As you can see in the photo above, I ran the first mile in 9:29. Definitely too fast.

Now I know how easy it is to misjudge my pace when it’s not 90 degrees and humid. It was a good learning experience that will help me for my future outside runs this fall!

Chad, the new Garmin 10 would also help A LOT!!!! 😉

See y’all tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday!


Entry filed under: Life, Running.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex @ therunwithin  |  September 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    it really is true, sometimes the weather just totally pumps me up and I don’t realize until that wall. You look adorable in those bright shorts!

    • 2. gkennington  |  September 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      I had no idea I was going that fast until fatigue set in so early! Oh well, live and learn I guess. And thanks, those are my favorite shorts!

  • 3. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy  |  September 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I did the same thing when I started training for my half marathon. And now I have shin splints…bad. I can’t let other running blogs get to my head anymore, because I’m not the type of person who can run a mile in under 9:00 with no problems!

    • 4. gkennington  |  September 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

      I’m the same way! I probably shouldn’t run any faster than a 10:00 in the first mile. Lesson learned after yesterday!

  • 5. WIAW {On Tuesday!} | Eat, Sweat, Sing  |  September 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    […] Revolution protein bar from Pure Protein. LOVE this! Tastes like a snickers but with only 2g of sugar and 20g of protein!! I had this after my terrible run yesterday. […]


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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