Oh Sweet Heavens yesterday marked another coo-coo thing in my life. I set out 3 weeks ago to do 8 miles and then said what the hey, I'll do 10. And I did them.
So this time, I needed to do 12 miles. And since I was going it alone, I drove out my distance in the car so I would be certain how far my 12 miles were. Of course I drove them on the surface streets. I most often use Griffith Park as my training ground. And this trip was the same. There are several different routes you can take, but I usually stay on the same path. -ish. haha
But I am not fond of out, turn around and return the same way. So this time I went out via the LA River. It mostly parallels the street that I measured my distance. But what I was unaware of was the fact that somewhere between miles 5 and 6 the river bends slightly outward and the street that I had measured with the car bends slightly outward in the opposite direction. By the river course I ended up adding a little more than a mile and a half. When I figured out where I was in the neighborhood, I had to cut across to 'find' my turn-around.
So yesterday, I completed another Half Marathon. Even though I didn't get a "Swag" I have plenty of "I Can" in me. Below is a picture of all of the Swags that I've earned. In 3 weeks, I will add a new one to it. The OBx Marathon medal.
And that makes me mighty proud of myself. Good Morning World, I'm Proud! (And Loud)