So yesterday’s run didn’t go as planned. I had wanted to do 17 miles because I want to get up to at least 20 before my marathon. So mapped out a course on MapMyRun and it was all set to go. By the time I was 3.5 miles in I could tell it wasn’t going to be a good run. I was dehydrated. I felt like I had zero energy. Plus my parents’ neighborhood and surround areas are super hilly. I almost turned back right then and there. I knew that after this point, I wouldn’t really have access to water.
But I didn’t. Somehow I talked myself into going until another point and seeing how I felt then. After that I kept going a little further, then a little further. At one point, I realized I really was very dehydrated and didn’t know if could do another 1+ hours of running and not have access to water. So I changed my route a little bit to head home (back up many hills. I had already conquered one very large hill). I stopped by a park to drink some water and then powered on home.
It wasn’t the best run. Not by a LONNNGGGG shot. It wasn’t even very good. I truly felt awful and completely out of energy. Dehydration and a week of a lot, a lot of things not going as planned were my downfall. But I had to remind myself that 11 miles of hills is still a great work out. It’s not like these were little wussy hills either. I now have a goal for buying a water belt this week so I can go as long as I need to for the rest of my marathon training. Suggestions?? I’m thinking something like this with smaller bottles.
Then my mom and I drove up to get all my stuff out of my old house. My dad had to work, but he met up with us later. I had tried sending out cries for help on social media for big strong men to help us move the heavy stuff, since I own all my bedroom furniture and a dryer (my washer died. sad day) but hadn’t heard anything. So I texted a friend and asked her if she could find anyone. When I finally arrived at my place after quite a wait at the UHaul place, these four guys were there ready to help. I am soooooo grateful for their willingness to come help me move. They are studs!
Yes, I am in fact, on my tip toes. Someone made a joke about being able to see me over the box (#shortyproblems), so I just had to make sure you could all see me. 🙂 Seriously, couldn’t have done it without these guys! Thanks again!!! Now for an apartment to move in to….
On the drive home, my parents decided we needed to stop at a local favorite steakhouse (I swear everything there is delicious!) so I said “Ok, I’ll let you take me to an awesome restaurant where I will eat back my entire run”. It was the least I could do after they helped me move. 😉 Here they are playing on their iPhones. Parents these days….haha probably should have told Dad I was about to take a pictures. Oops.
Even though this whole move hasn’t exactly gone as planned, it still hasn’t been half bad. I am so grateful for my family, especially my parents, for my friends and for how truly blessed I really am.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Ok seriously, any recommendations for water belts? My friend told me she loves her Ironman one. Any others I should look at?
Did you get help the last time you moved?
Favorite restaurant! Go!