I ended up not running the 5K race as Liz was busy. Bummah. However, I was determined to go the distance. What distance? 10 miles. My longest run so far has been 8.3 miles, and since I've got the Seattle Half in 1.5 months, I thought I should step up my game. And I did it!
I'm now in the double digit running club! Woot! 10 miles, total time of 1:31, at a 9:08 pace. Not too shabby. However, the dreaded mile 8 greeted me again...the stupid toe/foot pain that burns and radiates in my foot. I'm pretty pissed off. I even anticipated the foot pain and took an ibuprofen before the run, but it didn't work.
So, I'm beginning to think that I'm not cut out for these longer distances, and quite frankly I feel like I'm failing as a runner. Yeah, dramatic, I know...but I really want to be able to run a marathon someday, or more half marathons after the Seattle Half. Today, the pain was excruciating and only subsided after I got in the car. At the last 1/4 mile I stepped on a small bump in the trail and my foot felt like fire and I bit my lip really hard after cursing like a sailor. Good grief. How awful. BUT, I did run the entire time, even up the stupid Hell Hill. Now, I don't like swearing in posts but @&*!(%*(@*(#&!!!!!!
On a better note, I signed up my team for the Winter Pineapple Classic and I'm STOKED! Apparently this race fills up uber fast and I didn't want to miss it. Travis, Luke, Alison and myself make up team The Quick Pickles. YAY! At least it gives me a race to look forward to soon. And Travis has been running on the treadmill to prep for it. Awww. :)