Saturday, September 8, 2012

Milestones

This morning when my husband and I woke up, I was MAD! He & I over slept our running alarm. We were supposed to get up at 8am, but didn't wake up till 10!!! I thought for sure we were going to be toast for our 11 mile run..

When I opened the window, I realized it was much cooler outside than I had anticipated. I was so excited! We got out and started running. The breeze was wonderful and we had a good 11 mile run. The last mile was a real struggle because I was so hungry and my knee felt like it was going to fall off.. I could tell my energy was starting to drop and I can admit, I really need to fuel better for these long runs.. 




I am proud to announce that my husband ran his first 11 mile run today! It was a huge milestone! I am such a proud wife! I am so thankful he has taken ahold of his health and is wanting to become a more active individual. He is truly starting to enjoy running. I am so excited. I am not sure we will ever run a marathon again, but for Disney, totally! I imagine we will stick to half-marathons or a little beyond.. 

After our long run, we head off to our local running store, so I could get fitted for different shoes. I brought in the pair I was currently running in which was very helpful for the guy who was recommending me running shoes. As we began discussing different types of shoes and the issues I have been having, he suggested a knee band.. I thought I would give it a whirl!


After more talking, trying on several pairs of shoes, he suggested that my shoes still had some life and that I should try running with the band on.. If I was still having issues and my knees were bugging me, come back and get re-fitted for shoes or come to the medical clinic to talk with them because PREVENTION is KEY!!  I was glad that he was honest and did just sell me a pair of shoes because I thought I needed them! 


Also, I should mention that I am now a sweatpink Ambassador !! You might wonder what the heck is that??? 

Let me explain...
Sweat Pink Ambassadors are individuals who love to sweat, love pink and try to motivate people around them to be active, healthy and promote life long fitness. Many of these lovely ladies are experts in running, yoga, walking, Zumba, the latest food craze and are just great people to know! I am excited to be a part of this community.. I am also excited to get some sweat pink gear.. Might have a give-away too...



What have you been doing this weekend??? 

4 comments:

Kate said...

That's so cool that your partner runs! Best of luck with the knee band; I hope it works for you.

Welcome to Sweat Pink xx

Jogging on Coffee said...

Congrats to your husband for reaching a PDR! I think it's so awesome that the two of you are doing this together.

We Run Disney said...

That's awesome that you guys killed your 11 mile run!! I used to get SO hungry during runs and was completely averse to eating/fueling mid-run. I learned the hard way and finally got into the gels and blocks/chomps. I always check the supermarket, Target and a sporting goods shop to see what's on sale and then I'll try 1 or 2 different snacks and flavors. I've found my favorites are the Clif blocks in Strawberry. I deal with the gels but they're hard if you don't have a lot of water with you. Happy Training! -Christine

sarahsmithstorm said...

Christine,
That is great advice.. I find that the gels are so hard on my stomach, I didn't realize it was due to a lack of water...

We are testing on the blocks and chomps.. Usually I don't eat these things because I've never had to run more than 15 miles, but training for WDW Marathon, requires a lot more....