As I write this, I am totally and completely wiped out! I may or may not make much sense through the rest of this post. You’ve been warned!
Yesterday I got in a 15 mile run for my marathon training. Um, that’s a long way to run!! I created my course on MapMyRun.com before I left, so I would know where to go in order to hit the right mileage and it took me a good 20 minutes to perfect the course, because I had to keep adding to it and changing it here and there to make it longer.
The weather was awesome. I never felt very hot (maybe because I ran through every sprinkler I saw…it was awesome) and I planned my course to go by two parks so I could get in some water breaks. I really need to buy a water belt. That would have helped a ton! I did get to run by some of my favorite places, so that was nice.
I took it really slowly and my knees did end up hurting quite a bit throughout the run. But I did it! I have no idea though after that run how I’m going to be able to do 11 more. I barely made it to 15! I really need to amp up my training fast! However, I was very proud that I could go that far and there’s this one devil hill that always kills me that I rocked. So overall, it was quite a successful run.
When I got home, I stretched and decided lying on the floor was a great idea. It felt awesome. Also, I was EXHAUSTED all day long, just like I always am after racing halfs. Those of you who frequently run longer mileages, how do you do it and still function the rest of the day?! I was totally dead! Don’t let the picture fool you. I was just happy to be done 😉
I spent the afternoon doing a few different things (include a nap. a beautiful, blessed nap) and went to a friend’s wedding reception. My roommates and I had our last roommate dinner and then I really jumped hard into packing. I packed for a few hours and I’m nearly done. It’s really strange to have my life comprised in boxes. However, I am very proud of the size of the piles of things I am getting rid of. So cleansing!
It was a good day. A busy, draining day. It will be nice when all this moving business is done and over with and I can start settling into my new life. I can’t believe this is really, truly happening. It still doesn’t quite feel real.
Did you get in a long run this weekend?
Ok, seriously you guys, how do you keep up your energy for the rest of the day after such a long run??
If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I think I would go to Boston. At least for a little bit. I just love that city.