Monday, September 24, 2012

6 hours 14 minutes 21 seconds

Is the amount of time I spent walking this weekend. Saturday I woke up and had planned to head to the Seattle Brain Cancer walk. However, my husband decided to go in my place since the birthday party he was talking my daughter to ended up being a pamper party for 5 year old girls. It was a wise choice for him to switch with me. This meant that my walk was going to be pushed out to later in the day. I did not set out for my 14 miles until 2PM. I had a rough plan in my head on where I was going. I wore my backpack again to carry water and supplies.

Before leaving my neighborhood, getting my iPod from my car so I would at least have tunes. My goal was to walk it under 4 hours. Which I made it with 2 minutes and 15 seconds to spare.  I fueled my walk with a bottle of Nuun and Honey Stinger Waffles. I am using Nuun and water through out my walks as that is what they will have on the course of the 3-day and I figure the less I have to carry the better. I know they will have snack stations along they way, but I plan to bring my own. I am trying to figure out what works best for me right now.
I hit mile 10 and wanted to be done. By mile 12 I was starting to really slow down. The backpack was really starting to bother my shoulders. I called my husband and asked him to pick me up at the bottom of our hill. I knew I didn't have it in me to talk back up the hill once I hit 14 miles. I watched my watch click over and instantly sat down where I was on the sidewalk and started to stretch. I planned it so I would end inside the park by my house, so I didn't look strange just sitting there.

A distance PR!
Sunday I woke up pretty stiff. We wanted to go out on the boat since the weather was nice. We only stayed out a few hours, but enjoyed the sunshine while we have it. After a quick lunch I head out for a 10 miler around 3PM. This time I didn't take any iPod and carried my handheld and ShotBloks for fuel. My legs were tired, my hips wore sore and the walk was pretty uneventful. At mile 7 I called my husband and asked if he wanted to meet for dinner at 5 Guys, I was craving a burger.  
I ended up with 7.56 miles, 2.5 miles short of my 10 miles, but I was thankful to cut it short. My feet are sore from walking 21.56 miles over two days. Along with everyday stuff.
All the calories I burned off walking were consumed on one meal, with a small cheeseburger and sharing an order of fries with the family. I don't care though at the time it was just what I needed.
How was your weekend?
Do you eat terrible after long runs/walks?


  1. Great job! Wow, 21 miles in 2 days, my feet would be sore too:0 I haven't tried the honey stingers, but hear they are awesome:)

  2. This is so funny I make nothing of running that far but walking is another grueling! Mmmmm 5 Guys! I ran RnR Denver then blew it all to hell with cupcakes.

  3. I really think the hardest thing would be to not start running...even slowly...when I walk now, I feel its so slow and I want to run. Way to go!

    I do treat myself with some thing yummy..(after a BIG run)...but, otherwise, I eat just my usual stuff.

  4. I think if I lived near a fast food restaurant I would eat terrible after a long run.

    Great job with your long long long walk!

  5. I can't do fast food but when I need something "bad" I at least make my own burgers at home (and try to load it with as much lettuce and tomato as I can contain between the buns). Congrats on the distance PR!

  6. Very impressive! I'm pretty sure Allan would eat Five Guys after all our races if I would agree to it.