|I look loopy in this pic but I LOVE stella's expression! Trying to figure out our selfie stick|
http://www.gypsyrunner.com/ now to check out all of the super cute stuff she carries!
Thursday: Glorious rest day. Woke up with half the pain I had the day before, which put a smile on my face. This too shall pass or so I hope. Much stretching, icing and adviling done:)
Friday: Planned 5 miles. This run was a big pile of SUCK! The wind was blowing 24 mph from the NNW. I thought i could beat it by planning a clever route, and then have my hubby come pick me up. Well, I had to head west for about a mile in what I thought was a protected area but ended up just running into a wall of wind. Then it started raining this needle like rain that HURT! Various parts of my body hurt throughout the run including my stupid hip, hammie and foot even. I just ignored everything and finished (i am stupid remember). 5 miles done.
Saturday: Planned rest day. Well you know how that goes, I have a 3 almost 4 year old son that never lets me really rest. We had planned on going to the local library and to the little local zoo.
We ended up going to the library, zoo, sonic playground and insect zoo. I had this grand vision that he would go to sleep at 7 if I kept him up and going all day, and I would have a saturday night to myself. Instead he was up past 11 pm!!!! That is without a nap at all as well. I need to bottle his energy and drink it for sure!
Sunday: Planned 10 miles. The plan was to get up early, get 4 in while the wind wasn't as bad and the temp was lower, and then join up with my running partner to do her 6 to get my total 10. I couldn't go to sleep to save my life saturday night. I tossed and turned and was exhausted, but not sleepy. I finally got up around 11:30 and took a melatonin, and went downstairs to see if sleeping in the guest room would work. I think I finally went to sleep around midnight, but when the alarm went off in the morning, I hit snooze. I finally got up in time to do a quick 1.5 before meeting up with Mel, which means I had to do another 2.5 after we were done. It was already hot and very windy, and I didn't take water, which was STUPID. I was sweating super salty and feeling slightly dehydrated the whole run. I hate carrying a bottle or wearing a vest, but it really is the smartest thing to do when the temps get around this high (80). Also, even though I have lived in KS since 1999, this year, the burning is really killing my respiratory system. I was full of snot the whole run (the entire state was burning yesterday and last night due to no wind), and couldn't really get a good deep breath. This run definitely wasn't a confidence builder for the upcoming series of halfs, but my hip mostly behaved and let me finish. 10 miles done.
Total miles: 24