1. Yesterday I ran 19 miles. It was nowhere near as amazing as the 9 I’d run the day before, but I got it done. I met my friend after running 4.5 and she ran about 12 with me. I’d never have made it otherwise. My pace averaged out at 10:44, which was pretty amazing since I had one mile over 12 and one or two over 11 (we hit some MAJOR hills). It was warm and sunny and I was pretty dehydrated by the end, despite drinking all the liquid in my four fuel belt bottles, plus refilling one. Amazingly, I ran mile 18 in 10:40 and mile 19 in 10:30 (with half of that mile at a 9:30 pace!), even though my quads were screaming at that point. I took an ice bath and drank a Gu recovery drink (review after I use it again) and today my legs are tired, but not sore and one of my feet hurts from wearing worn out shoes. 28 miles in two days and I can still walk! I’m gonna call that a success!
2. I spent today working on some of the house projects that are just not getting done. One of those projects was to attempt to repair our shutters and prep them for painting. They are 7 foot tall solid wood shutters and are original to our 1939 house. I’ve repaired and painted them before, but today one literally fell off the house while I was working on it. Oops. Hopefully I can put it back together and get it back up with Beer Geek’s help, since replacing them is really not in the budget this year.
And an extra: I’m LOVING this weather! It’s currently 69 degrees and I’m sitting on my front steps watching Shoo and his friend play. I could totally handle this weather all year round.
3. My car is in the shop, getting new tires. I walked Jones and Shoo to school, walked to the gym to lift weights, and walked to get Shoo and a friend from school. Soon, we’ll have to walk to get Jones from school and then hopefully walk to get the car. By the time all is said and done, I’ll have walked at least 5 miles today. So much for a rest day LOL.