8 Miles and A Side of Mayo!!!

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Well folks, I have been completely out of the loop! My last post was Friday and I have not even looked at a computer since then! I was in Jacksonville for my neice's 1st Birthday Party/Baptism and got home Sunday evening. A few hours after I got home, I started to feel as if I was hit by a very large truck and have been in bed ever since.......I will catch up on everyone's blogs in the next couple of days as I am feeling a bit better and headed to Oklahoma for a wedding this weekend and will  have some down time on my travels!!

The good news is........ I RAN 8 MILES ON SATURDAY!!!!

Can you even believe that I did it! We were staying at the Courtyard Marriot that is in the Mayo Clinic parking lot and I wasn't  too sure about the surrounding areas in this part of Jacksonville. I new it would be dark for the first part of my run so I took off to tour Mayo Clinic. The facility is BIG and Beautiful!! Let me tell you I toured every inch from Family Hospice to Shipping and Receiving, up and down empty parking lots, on sidewalks, etc. The good thing is that I was able to complete over 6 miles before I made it back to the place that I started and by then it was getting light outside. I decided to go out onto the main road and head down the sidewalk where I found a beauiful neighborhood that had sidewalks and a trail with a bridge and that my friends, is how I ended my run.

I had to stop about 6.50 miles in to stretch as I was getting very tight in my hips and buttocks ( very strange), but my legs felt great and my breathing was still slow and steady!!!

I got back to the hotel and took full advantage of the ice machine in the hallway. I used a publix reusable shopping bag and filled it to the max with ice and jumped in the tub for a quick soak before heading to my sister's for a full day of cooking and cake decorating!!

I missed my speedwork today because I missed work and was in bed most of the day but I am going to try to get a few runs in this week during my traveling and try not to over do it! It seems I've been doing a lot of that lately and my immune system is rebelling!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and start to your week, I will be catching up on everyone's blogs in the next couple of days!!!

Happy Running,


7 comments:

  1. Great Job on the 8 miles! I can't believe 6 of that was just exploring the Mayo Clinic Campus! I wanna work there, I would get all my exercise in just walking around!

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  2. Very impressive job! It is so hard to stick to a running plan when you have life happening all around you! I can't believe you got 6 miles out of the Mayo Clinic tour! Awesome!

    Take care of your self! Feel better!!

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  3. yayyyyyy congrats on a fabulous 8 miler! That is quite the accomplishment.
    I'm glad you were able to find a safe place to run in the dark, too.

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  4. Great job Tobi!! Every new long distance that you hit is so exciting to read about. Keep up the great work.

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  5. GEtting caught up too.. GREAT work on your 8 buddy!! Running around a building? "Buttocks" made me laugh..

    FYI I completed the Tag...sorta...I linked you and put up my 7..

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