Sunday, November 7, 2010

World Run Day - 7 November 2010 - Summary

Today was World Run Day, and it coincided with my first ever 20  mile run.  I had been looking forward to this run, because as you know I have not been having such a great time on the running front.  Well, the first few miles were fine, then it started getting a bit challenging and finally it seemed like these miles were stretching on into eternity!  But I got through it all, and ran miles 19 and 20 hard.  Afterwards I needed a brief rest before getting into the shower, so that I could collect my thoughts and muscles, both of which seemed to have gone on a walkabout.
I am going to Philadelphia. I booked my flight, and I will book my hotel shortly. Unfortunately Stuart will be away in Switzerland, and not here for an exam I am taking on the 18th, my marathon, my birthday, and Thanksgiving! That's too bad, but I am going to make sure that I have a rocking time all the same. In a way, it's quite exciting, as I hope to have lots to tell him when he gets back.
Anyway, many thanks to everyone who joined me on World Run Day - I thought about all of you as I was mashing through the miles.  I really appreciated it, and as you may know, World Run Day is rather special to me.  Indeed, shortly before getting out of the door, I did wonder if today might indeed be the day that the sky fell on my head.  As you can see, it didn't.
I have a small thank you to send to all those who participated in World Run Day, so please send me your addresses.....In the meantime, thanks to Johann, and to Stefano who I definitely know have participated.


  1. Il riposo su quel morbido divano è veramente meritato. Complimenti per i tuoi 32 km (che in Italia, come sai, diciamo che rappresentano la soglia del dolore). E' stato un vero piacere partecipare al World Run Day, purtroppo non mi sono potuto iscrivere ufficialmente perchè il sito era riservato ai soli residenti USA; il prossimo anno mi organizzerò meglio!

  2. Great job on the 20 miler! You can certainly do the marathon! Please mail me at johanndup[at]gmail[dot]com so that I can send my address. Have a great week!

  3. Hi Natalia!

    Way to go! You're tougher than tough. And good luck with your marathon!

    Best wishes from Denmark,

  4. Well done on your 20 miles - I'm sure your marathon will go well

  5. dopo 30km ti meritavi un bagno caldo, molto meglio del divano e la doccia messi insieme! :) ha ragione black, adesso puoi fare qualunque cosa....

  6. How romantic...the Black Knight writes to you in Italian (I assume). Those Italian men have me all googly eyed.

    I ran yesterday a half marathon and did well. I forgot in my race report to note about World Run day. Oh well....

    Excellent job on the 20 mile. Isn't it amazing that each step you took was further than you have ever run before?

  7. Congrats on your first 20 miler! You're ready for the marathon.

    That's not fun that your husband won't be there for so many special events for you. Wish I lived closer, I would be happy to cheer for you on your marathon.

  8. Congratulations on your first 20 miler and longest run ever! Whoo hoo! You are so ready for this, girl.

    I'm sorry your husband has to be away but I'm loving your positive attitude!