Monday, September 12, 2016

18 Miles

I ran 18 miles yesterday.

I've never run that far before.

I did something new! And it feels great!

It was a little rough, especially the last 3 miles when all the muscles in my legs decided to start hurting at the same time, but I did it. And I really wanted to give up and walk the last mile, but I didn't stop.

And the view! Sometimes I forget how beautiful Chicago can be. That is something that even my not so good long runs give me, a chance to see views of my city that I don't always get to see, as I'm rarely by the lakefront unless I'm running.

Today is a rest day, and boy do I need it! I've been making a point to walk and stretch and foam roll today, because my legs, especially my calves, are tight and sore from yesterday's 18 miles (did I mention that I ran 18 miles?).

I'm still scared of the marathon, but I'm feeling a little bit better with each long run that I complete.


  1. Congrats on your 18 miler. Great picture of the Lakefront Trail!

    1. Thanks, Pete! It was too beautiful of a day not to take a few pictures.