Saturday, October 31, 2009
So instead of going to the gym today I decided to run the thirteen miles I was going to do on Sunday, bad idea. By the time I was on the road it was 11am and already 87 degrees! (edited to add it was 90 by the time I hit noon!)
I laced up my shoes and was very hopeful that I could do it!
The first couple miles were ok, my GPS kept giving me a weak signal so I had a hard time tracking what miles I was on. At mile 7 I took a Banana Hammer Gel, so needed it.
Around mile 8 I was toast, my legs felt ok but I was overheating. I carried along my water bottle and stopped at least twice to ask for water and ice at gas stations. At one point I thought about calling Hubby and having him come pick me up, but I KNEW I could FINISH! At mile 12 I struggled in to get that last mile, and managed to get an average 9:30 pace average..wow I thought I was barely moving.
My victory SMILE!
I am so happy I ran after all even though it was hot and extremely tough. I just kept thinking about having a rest day tomorrow! After my run I headed straight over to Jamba Juice and got a Pumpkin Smoothie! I asked for some Granola and Banana Slices on top, they gave it to me with NO EXTRA CHARGE!
I also picked up my local Competitor Magazine, to check out all the races that are coming up!
I have to get ready for the Halloween Party tonight so I will catch you all later. Stay tuned for some exciting news Hubby and I are going to share with you all soon!!!