My 20 mile long run this morning was rough
I had to pee at mile 6…
my stomach started hurting around mile 8…
the “random” on my phone is not random at all and played Incubus so many times I finally stopped running dug my phone out and deleted the song all together…
I picked a bad route and ended up having to go uphill for too long around mile 16 (read” walk)…
and I totally psyched myself out half way through when I made the decision this wasn’t a good run.
When I realized I was going to end up run/walking the last 4 miles or so I contemplated just cutting it short and going home, but I thought that would be worse for my moral so I kept at it. It wasn’t fun, it took a long time, but I finished.
After the run I stopped at CVS for a bag of ice. I love it and hate it at the same time.
In the mix:
- chia seeds
- 1/4c peanut flour
- frozen banana
- 1.5 c Almond Milk
- xantham gum
Toppings: A lot of granola and cereals added as I was eating it
I didn’t feel full so I ate this bar too. Now I’m too full. I should have just waited a few minutes for my food to catch up with my body The one thing I am happy to report about my long run today is – it’s my last long run for this marathon training schedule! Well, it’s my last long training run – I still have that whole 26.2 miles to do.
Despite today’s bad run I learned a lot in this training period. Running provides many life lessons that are helpful in real life.
Life Lessons I learned from Long Runs…
1. Sometimes all the stars align and you have the best day/run ever
But other times you crash and burn hard. You need to learn how to deal with both.
3. True friends stick with you for the long haul
5. Sometimes you need to ask for help and that’s okay. Like the time Ben came and saved the day by picking me up on a super bad run (see “crash and burn” from #1).
But, chicks dig scars. Which is only a bonus if you’re into that sort of thing.
7. Pray. Pray hard so you don’t have to make deals with the devil.
8. There’s no such thing as “All down hill from here” unless you live at the bottom of a hill and had to run 3 miles uphill first.
9. Sometimes a “thumbs up” or “Good morning” from a stranger can completely change your day (or run) for the better Pass it on!
10. Just when you think you want to give up, you dig down deep and find a way to finish what you started. You kinda have to since you’re 26.2 miles from your car now…