Awesome 8-miler in the rain! I met Emily and her husband Casey at the greenway at 11. The rain was coming down steadily – I questioned whether (weather!?) we were crazy, but once we got going, it was no big deal at all. I barely noticed the rain! More of a problem was the muddy patches on the greenway that we had to tip-toe through.
The 8 miles FLEW by. We were turning around at 4 when it felt like we’d only covered about 2!! I LOVE having a running partner – we had so much to discuss since our last run! My legs started to feel it at about 7 miles – you can always tell when it’s the farthest you’ve ran in that last mile! But since I’m taking this training verrrrry slowly, I think my legs should be OK.
Our splits were pretty fun:
- 9:42 (holy slippery mud puddles!)
- 9:22 (more puddles!)
- 9:11 (back out of the puddles)
Total time: 1:12
Hard to believe Emily was going to do 3 more miles as she prepares for her marathon!
I noticed myself getting a bit hungry in the last few miles and came home ready for some SQUASH! I was also really thirsty. I think I’m ready for some kind of running water system. I really don’t want anything flopping on my back or heavy in my hand. Maybe a belt would be the best for me? I need to research that.
I showered – best.shower.ever. after being cold and wet – and threw on all my Davidson LAX sweats!! I bought these from Whitney (the one who just got married!) freshman year to support her team and I loooove them. I haven’t had a no-make-up sweats day in SO LONG.
For lunch I morphed my leftovers into an arugula salad and had a side of grapefruit.
Arugula with my pumpkin seed butter as dressing (I added some warm water to thin it out to dressing consistency) plus kabocha, broccoli and tofu. Yum!
Plus a huge pile of grapefruit. [Check out that pith Amanda!]
Cali bowl mama + baby
An hour after lunch, I’m feeling a little queasy. It’s like I am refeeding or something. Maybe this was too much fiber on an empty stomach!? I definitely feel like I ran far today. I can’t even imagine how wacked out my body would feel after 20+ miles (not that I am going to go there or anything!)
I’ve got dinner in the crockpot!
Going to go ice my foot under a blanket with the space heater. It doesn’t really hurt at all, but Narval reminded me yesterday how important ice is for inflammation and I’m sure my foot could use some de-flammation.