Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I had my game face on and pushed myself harder than EVER before...

for my morning run! And I looked like this when it was all over...

red cheeks with a smile on my face! Why? Because I set out to run a 10K! Started off at a pretty good pace(we had a cold front and mid-50 temps-Yay!) and at about 3/4 of a mile, I caught up with my competition! Ha, not really but without a running buddy, I decided to use this woman as my motivation! She was going pretty fast, so I decided to put my game face on and TRY and keep up! I hit the 5K mark at 29:54...INSANE!!! I never run that fast, EVER! I felt great, no pain and my legs felt like they were flying! Seriously, I know that is not incredibly fast, but for me-it totally was! And then there it was...6.4 miles in 58 minutes! OH MY GOODNESS! Not even sure how that's possible, but I have my Nike+ to prove it! I was shaking by the time I was finished!


Proof that pushing yourself harder is ALWAYS an option! Here I thought I was pushing myself to my limit, however this competition proved that I can push harder! Wow. I don't even know the woman that I was "chasing" but I'm sure thankful that she was there! She motivated me and she doesn't even know it. Amazing how our minds are SO powerful. I told myself I would and guess what? I did. I am feeling good and after burning over 900 calories, I'm ready to enjoy some turkey and cranberry tomorrow...Mmm, my favorite!



14 comments:

misszippy said...

Running truly is mind over matter! Way to go!

And I owe you recipes, which I DID not get off to you! I'm sorry!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mommy Minded said...

Wow. You go girl.

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Great, great job Marissa! You were super speedy girl!! You are going to kill it at the half! Way to go!

Christy J said...

Way to go! I was able to push myself this morning too! Amazing feeling! I've been chasing a sub-60 10k all year. I might have been able to do it this morning, but with a half about 10 days away, didn't want to push my luck.

Elle said...

Awesome. Way to go on pushing yourself.

You really are getting speedier. Must feel just great. Happy for you, Marissa.

Jessica Washburn said...

Yay! That's a great time. I hope to beat my first 10K of 1:05 tomorrow, but I promised my son I won't leave him (who know's he may want to leave me in the dust) so we'll see how it plays out. My quads were on fire last time so hopefully now that I've been actually running more they will feel good. Way to push yourself. :)

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Run with Jess said...

Nice Job! You are so darn cute, even when you're all sweaty!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Great job pushing yourself! You are getting some speed!

Megan said...

What an awesome feeling! I am so happy for you.

Hannah said...

YEAH! Congrats! What an awesome achievement! You are so right our minds our pretty powerful, our bodies like to tell our mind no but when we tell it to be quite and "YES" we can, we do! So proud of you, and you look amazing BTW! Happy Thanksgiving! Don't stop setting goals for yourself, your journey doesn't have to end here!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Amazing job on your speedy run today - and you look so incredibly happy in the photo afterwards!!!!
:)

jillconyers said...

That is awesome Marissa! I love posts like this. So much of running (and physical activity) is mental. I'm back to running as of yesterday!!

Emily - faliLV said...

You are seriously inspiring to me! ONE WORD:
ROCKSTAR!

runningonwordsblog.com said...

Wow, way to go! You are one speedy lady!

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