But anyway, it was a gorgeous day. There was a nice breeze. The trail was a bit boring. And truthfully, so was the run. Because let's face it, running a long run by yourself is boring. And I mentioned we were running on Friday, so the trail was empty (we had Beer Festival Plans for Saturday). I struggled through Mile 9 and hit my first hill at Mile 11. A couple of times I thought of turning back sooner and finishing the run somewhere else (don't ask me where...). At Mile 11, I also saw a restroom and water fountain. I didn't stop. Between Mile 12 and 13, that rest stop is all I thought about. My shoes were shot (over 400 miles), but I hadn't broke my new shoes in yet, so the old ones...I knew I needed a Body Glide Break on them. So at Mile 13 I stopped and fixed myself up.*
*Somewhere at Mile 12, my HRM said I had no heart rate. Right beside a school. Not thinking, I whipped my shirt up and adjusted and spit on everything, and got it going. A guy going the other day, gently reminded me I was in a Public Park by a school. So think before you do that. Just sayin'.
|Me, Body-Glided, and Rest-Stopped!|
|Me at Mile 19, calling D|
|Red Brick Hoplanta- To 20 Miles|
I'm in taper mode this week. I still have pain in my hip, but I also need to break in these new shoes. Yesterday, I "only" ran 2 miles, walked 1 and stretched a ton. And I'm proud of trying to take care of this hip.