Monday, October 17, 2011

Think it through, buddy...

Since I didn't get my long run done on Saturday,
I made plans in my head to do it Monday (that's today).

Less than 2 weeks until the Halloween Half
and the furthest I have ran since September is 7.5 miles.
The furthest I have ran since JULY is 10 MILES.
So I wanted to get in a good 10-13 miles before the race.
Yes, I gave myself a large range- it's better for me :).

The plan sounded great until the time arrived.
That time being 4:05 am.

I ran 4 miles alone, all alone.
Then 6 miles with the running girls.
Then 3.2 miles on my own again.

13.2 miles total 
I even tried to run it slowly.
Go me!
Those neighborhood ladies are too fast, though :).

Turns out that I'm a big wimp.
I can still remember back in June when 13 miles seemed short.
Oh, how the times have changed.
It really wasn't too bad.
It didn't feel too hard, but I was glad when it was over!
NOW, however- a different story.
I feel like a very tired death... but in a good "I just ran 13 miles" sort of way
It doesn't help that a monthly friend came to visit at 2am.
Not cool. 
Yes, sometimes I share too much. 

Now I think I will lay in my bed all day doing nothing.

It's not Saturday? 
It's Monday?
It's not just me here?
My kids need to go to school?
There's a bunch of stuff that I have to do?

This is why we do long runs on weekends, dang it.
The best laid plans...

I do have a power nap scheduled from 2-2:30.
It should be great.
Yes, I know lots of people get up and run lots of miles...
and then go to work all day.
What can I say?
I'm a complainer :). 


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Nice job running (over!) 13 miles on a Monday morning-- I am seriously impressed!

Amy N. said...

Sounds like a great long run! I'm useless for the rest of the day after a long run! Good luck the rest of the day!

(so not) SuperRunnerMom said...

seriously - a half-marathon distance on a Monday morning?! I was so lazy I hit snooze and slept in this morning. Awesome job.

Kyle & Mekelle said...

love your blog! that disney race sounds awesome!

Chels said...

Awesome job on your run and getting back out there after your stress fracture. I hear ya, distances sure change after an injury!