I accidentally almost ran a half-marathon

Yeah, I almost ran a half-marathon today, 11.01 miles, completely on accident. I’m going to let that sit there for a second.

To put this in perspective, it’s more than I’ve run in the last 20 days COMBINED.

I ran over 11 miles when the original plan was to run 3, maybe 4. But I ended up at Percy Warner Park, which is where I ran a few weeks ago, and saw a sign that said “5.8 mile loop.” Crap,Β I can’t say no! Problem is, that’s the last time I saw any sign that said “5.8 mile loop.” I totally blame lack of signage for what happened this morning. It’s definitely NOT because I made 2 or 3 or 15 wrong turns.

Needless to say, I had plenty of time to come up with more things to write about! And in the 10th mile I saw 2 horses. That was the highlight of the morning, for sure. The owners let me pet them and they were beautiful, majestic, and I was really wishing I had 4 legs right about then. Although I would’ve passed on letting someone sit on me.

Here are a few screen shots of my ill-advised run…

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2 thoughts on “I accidentally almost ran a half-marathon

  1. that’s one heck of a 5.8 mile loop! i’m impressed by the elevation gain too! were you tempted to run another couple miles to make it an actual half marathon? πŸ™‚ hehe

    • I was SO tempted! But here’s the truth, well, 2 things that are true… 1. I knew if I did another 2 miles on purpose I couldn’t title this post “I accidentally ran…” because it wouldn’t have been accidental per se πŸ˜‰ and 2. by the end I was running about 100 or 200 feet and stopping to rest. Another 2 miles and I would’ve fallen over, I think.

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