When the mileage gets up to the 18s, 19s and 20s I start thinking of runs as work instead of fun. I really enjoy weekend long runs of 13 miles or so, but once it gets past that – I dread them.
I really hate this because I love running. I have never “made myself” run – I do it because I want to and I enjoy it 🙂 And that’s how it should be!
My hands and cheeks were freezing on the run today. That cold wind cuts right through you! I ended up cutting it short at 14.5 miles. This means I have to do a full 20 miles next weekend for my last long run. I’m not too worried about it since I only did a long run of 19 miles (one time) for my first mary. Since we’ve already established I’m out of my element – I just want to finish.
It did make me very happy that I only have one long run after this and then can taper. I think I’ll hold off on long runs until we move again 🙂
I am considering hanging up my marathon shoes for a while after this and sticking to half marys. I truthfully don’t want to run another marathon if it makes me not like running. But, my friend is trying to convince me to run a full with her. So, I don’t know if I’ll retire from the distance yet…
At least I started with a positive attitude! The water bottle froze my hand since I couldn’t keep a fist.
Before I left I had a waffle with almond butter and pumpkin butter. I also had a small piece of raisin toast 🙂
When I got back I grabbed an apple and some almonds. Then, I made a massive MASSIVE smoothie. I swear, I did the HEAB thing and added xanthan gum to it and it totally makes it thick and airy. It’s a completely different consistency.
Ben ditched me so I have the whole day to myself. I kinda want to just stay in and watch trashy TV, but today is so pretty (even if it is cold!) and tomorrow is going to be stormy so I feel like I should get out!!