Running 15 miles the day after I returned from Long Beach seemed like a great idea when I was planning out my training runs, but this morning when the alarm went off at 6:30 I just was not feeling it.
Even though I passed out last night at 10:00 and got well over 8 hours or sleep, I woke up exhausted and running was the last thing on my mind. But I put on my running shoes anyways and pushed myself out the door trying not to give it another thought.
Before I left I did manage to have a Mountain Mix Mojo bar, the lovely Caroline had provided me with in my goodie bag.
I missed my Mojo bars sooo much! I am so glad to have them back on the shelves.
My run started out not so bad. I maintained below 9 minute mile averages, but my body was still dehydrated from my long flight and I was chugging water like there was no tomorrow. My water bottle was empty before mile 9, luckily there was a McDonalds on my route where I was able to fill up. You should have seen the funny looks I got from people waiting in line for their McMuffins when I ran in covered in sweat in my sports bra and filled up my water bottle. 😉
My headphones also were on their last run today. I kept begging them to make it through the end and I promised to lie them in their final resting place when we were finished..i.e. the trash can.
After mile 10 I could feel my energy depleting and my body ready to give up. I pulled out some dried fruit at this point and had three pieces for a little boost.
I knew there was no way I could finish 15 miles today, but I was very happy to have completed 13.69.
- Total Distance: 13.69
- Duration: 2:12:00
- Avg Pace: 9:38
- Calories Burned: 1337
When I did make it back to my parents house I immediately jumped in their pool. It was the perfect way to cool down after my long run. 🙂
While I was showering my Dad was very kind to make me a great big breakfast for after my run. I saw a sweet potato in my Dad’s potato basket and requested Sweet Potato Hashbrowns, it was soo yummy!!
Of course, being my Dad, he could not just leave it as Sweet Potato and added some sausage for ‘extra flavor.’ I will admit that sausage made it tasted good and I continued to pick at the potatoes after I finished my plate.
My Dad also scrambled 2 eggs for me.
And I cut up some fresh strawberries. They were perfectly ripe and sweet. Best Strawberries yet!
With half of a mini Onion Bagel it was the perfect breakfast!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAITLIN!!!
Twenty-five years ago today my farvorite blog sista and BFF in life arrived on this planet. I want to wish Caitlin a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope she has an amazing day at Disney with her wonderful husband.
I met Caitlin back in September right after I moved to Orlando. She has took me in under her wing and I could not imagine the last 8 months with out her. Who else would spend hours at grocery stores with me? Go on crazy running adventures? or Gossip with me for hours on all thing Blogs? Caitlin truly is one of the sweetest people ever and I dedicate this day to all things Caitlin! Yay!!!