After my speed work on Wednesday I detoured from my training schedule and just ran 1.31 of the 3 miles I hoped for. I just wasn't into it from the start and decided I needed a rest day. I followed it up with 2.0 miles on Friday. Not because the plan called for it but because it is what I did....and I loved it from step 3 to the end and was woo-hoo'ing while I ran. Please note, I was running at home on my incline treadmill and the only one giving me odd looks was my darling daughter.
Gotta love friends who watch darling daughter while dear hubby and I bond. I managed to drag myself out of bed, drank some Gatorade, drank some coffee, decided I still felt crappy, ate a bit of Pop Tart while getting into running clothes, and headed out the door with dear hubby to run the 10 miles I had planned on running. I told myself to just start. I could turn around at any point. I could walk back if I needed to but start.
Shortly into the run I wasn't feeling too bad and I was seriously focused on hydration. I was taking a sip of Gatorade at the start of every song for the first three or four songs. Then I focused on hydrating every mile. I had my Nike+ GPS going so I was getting feedback every mile anyhow so it made sense. At about 4.5 miles I took a vanilla GU (as the peanut butter one in my pack made my stomach cringe and I knew dear hubby would be fine without a GU).
Ironically the run turned out better than I imagined. I felt pretty running muscle-wise good from start to end, as good as you can when running hills. It got warm at times but for that I am glad. And I focused on trying to stick to my 10'00" easy/long run training pace and I completed the 10 miles...although my stomach was still finicky a good portion of the day. Woo-Hoo!
|10-mile pace & elevation profile|
|Making room for me daily|
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for time with my husband.
Daily Affirmation: I make room for myself in my busy schedule.