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3.5 miles with hills, outside and windy!

I was feeling very nervous before this run.  People were running with me and I wasn't sure I could complete the run.  I had the feeling in my head that people were counting on me so there was no backing down! No matter what!

Love this watch!  I can count down from 5 minutes for
my intervals and it beeps :-)

Run/Walk partners in crime.  Thank you ladies! 

It was a windy day! - I felt warm after the first mile or so.

Post run - feeling great after 3.59 miles.  No more butterflies! 
I could have kept running!  For time I think we ran the route in
39 or 40mins  (11min mile).  I wasn't keeping close track of the actual start time.

Note: I'll be celebrating with an early dinner - home cooked meal
of fillet, mushrooms, 1/2 baked potato, and acorn squash. 
Then a fire, a few apps and a beer with Chris
and painting my toes after the kids are in bed.

Comments

  1. Thanks for organizing! It was a great run - most challenging weather I've run in so far. That wind was brutal. Let's plan a few more before the St Patty's race. You did great!

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  2. Next Saturday anyone? - Pretty Please :-)

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