Guess what I did. Just guess.
I. RAN. SEVENTEEN. MILES!!!!!!!!
Oh yes I did.
Oh good grief was it windy yesterday. I think it was around 20mph at the start of my run with gusts over mach 9.
Ok. Slight exaggeration, but it FELT like mach 9. It was coming out of the north and that's the direction I was running for the first 3 miles. I SERIOUSLY felt like I had someone pulling the back of my jacket those first few miles and the fact that MOST of those miles were up hill did NOT help.
The wind calmed down a WEE bit during my run but was still around 10-15mph for the duration.
I tried a new Gu flavor 'Mandarin Orange'. I was surprised that I kinda sorta liked it! Still doesn't come close to my love for the chocolate flavor though. That has my heart.
I was feeling a bit sluggish and 'heavy' as I consumed calories on Friday like it was my JOB (I literally consumed over two days worth of calories). And topped the day off with a large blizzard from Dairy Queen and ate the WHOLE thing. I normally only eat 1/2 and save the other 1/2 for the next night. So learn from my mistake: eating DOUBLE your daily amout of calories in a day, does not a good run make. Fact.
Still trying to wake up from the food hangover...
One of my favorite, but super short trails to run on. Any local peeps know where this is? Hint: it's near Lakeside!
You have to click on this picture to experience the full magnitude of just how curvy this sidewalk is!
Getting to Lake Z around mile 9 I think...
I love seeing these 'fueling' spots around the lake-water and gatorade!
Yep, we still have a METAL slide in our town! Anyone remember these? You only slid down ONCE in the middle of a hot summer afternoon before realizing that you never wanted to do that again!
This picture made me laugh when I looked at it. This is me leaving the lake after having run 15.5 miles. TIRED. SORE. COLD. READY TO BE DONE.
But I made it another 1.5 miles (had to. Had to get home!) =)
2/5 of my children were there to greet my tired sore self when I got home. Always brightens my mood =)
This is a cutback week for me now, so I only have 13 to knock out this weekend. And hopefully, if the stars align right, the hubs will get to go with me (he's training for the marathon too, though he's not done any real 'long' runs yet). We've not run together for probably 2 years so I'm super excited (he really doesn't enjoy running-he's a soccer player-but he's doing this for me) *swoon*
Do you run with other people? Do you prefer it or prefer to run alone?