I battled ginormous puddles, near hydro-planing, and gusty winds to get to my school today, only to discover that we did in fact have none! :0 Last night's storm was ruthless with our power lines (thankfully my home power was a-okay) and several areas were flooded.
This leads me to my thinking on how the brain of a runner works:
So when I was told that our school was closed, my mind immediately went to: "I should call Brian to see if he can squeeze me in this morning! (Brian is my PT). And I can also go to the gym since I have my gym bag in the car! I can do this all before Lunch and then go home to watch Netflix all afternoon!!!"
I don't know why people say runners are crazy. ;)
|Enjoying my 'I would be teaching right now if I had school' coffee at Physio. ;)|
My shin was sore this weekend so I taped it for my long run yesterday. I wanted to get it looked at since I have my marathon in 19 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|We're going to pretend I am not wearing odd socks. To be fair,|
I had no idea anyone would see them since this was an unplanned visit, lol.
I think Lola has a few trigger points to work out...lol!
I think I look pretty darn fly in my shin wrap...lol!
I knew I'd appreciate keeping my emergency gym bag in the car. :) I just knew it!
Last Long Run
Yesterday morning I set out for my longest run yet of the training cycle. A 3 hour run was on the plan! I knew that to go far I'd have to go easy. I'm also at peak mileage right now so my body is teeter tottering on the brink of injury, therefore I kept the route solely on the trail.
|Long run fuel prep!|
10 miles in I fuelled up.
17 miles in I thought I'd take a Runfie!
And then a 'trailfie?' LOL.
At 3 hours I'd just passed 21.XX miles, so obviously I had to aim for 22. It just makes common runner-sense right?
|Calf stretch against the civic.|
The rest of my afternoon....
While icing my legs I discovered something: I think I have a pumpkin addiction!!!
Pumpkin lip gloss! I DO have a problem! LOL
I am now doing Leg #3 for the Rum Runner's Relay on Saturday! I am really excited about this since I have done Crazy Leg #8 for the last 4 years and 3/4 have been really hot in the mid afternoon sun...the other time it was raining cats and dogs. Lola and I drove the route this afternoon, you know, since I didn't have school...hehe. It is a fantastic route! Beautiful, familiar running territory and no giant scary hills as seen on Leg #8. ;)
Gracious me, I still have around 45 hours or so before I get official acceptance or non-acceptance into the Boston Marathon! How will I ever survive?! I've already had one mini-meltdown when I discovered that the pending charges from the BAA on my credit card had been taken off. :( Then I found out several others with faster and slower qualifying times had the same thing happen. Come on Wednesday! I just want to know!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I think I've rambled enough now...lol. Thanks for listening. ;) Have a fantastic day!