15 Miles Report

This morning I woke up bright eyed at 4 a.m. because my sleep is all messed up from working night shift.  Luckily I felt rested and ready to go.  Anyway, I got myself up and prepared for my long run.  I haven't run much farther than 13.1 miles since last year's Marine Corp Marathon so I was pretty excited about 15 miles!  Irene is a friend from work and we decided to run together today.  She has done 10 full marathons and is an awesome runner.  She is training for a full marathon the same weekend that mine is so we are basically on the same schedule for our long runs.

I knew it was going to be cold this morning but I wasn't exactly expecting 48 degrees!  I wore my capri leggings under my shorts and a jacket for the first time this year.  I was out the door by about 5:45 and met up with Irene at a park in Mobile.  It just so happened that some of my teammates from TNT were there and it was so great seeing them!  Irene and I headed out at a nice and easy pace.  We chatted the whole time which is a great change from my ipod.  After about 9 miles we stopped at the store and I got some water and ate my sports beans and Irene got a gatoraide.  It started warming up outside to about 60 at the end of our run.  It really felt amazing outside!  The chill in the air was a very welcomed change from the heat and humidity of last week.  We really had a fantastic run!

When I got home I took my 10 minute ice bath, drank my chocolate soymilk, ate some rice and veggies, and took a 4 hour nap!  Impressive, huh?  I had no idea I'd be able to sleep that long.  I feel great and ready for a fun night!  I am off to put the finishing touches on my costume and get ready.

Next week is 16 miles!  Happy Halloween Eve everyone!
Leah B.


  1. Nice 15 miler! It seems every Halloween I have a race or a long run and spend the night creaking around in my costume trying not to sit and stand too much, lol.

  2. Way to go on the 15 mile run! I had to smile and the taking of a nap:) I always do that after my long runs!