Long Run Saturday: 8 Miles

I am back to my long training runs on Saturdays.  Eight miles today and I am heading out early to make it to a 4yr olds birthday party.  I haven’t actually registered for my half marathon yet, but it will either be the 2nd week of Nov or the 1st week of Dec.

One of the joys of Long Run Saturday is thinking about what I get to eat later.  Today, I am thinking PIZOOKIE!  Thank to Janae.

I was scrambling around a bit to remember what I used to bring with me and how I used to get ready.  The necessary list of items starts off with (everything else is just “extra”):

  • Garmin
  • iPod
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterbottle / Gatorade


This is where I run.  There is a system of bike trails and a paved, multi-use greenway .It was an INCREDIBLY slow 8 miles.  No argument about that.  But I ran EVERY FREAKING STEP!  No walking, no stopping.  And that is a huge confidence boost for me.

About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on September 3, 2011, in Running, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great job Nikki! I would love to be where you’re at.

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