This morning I had a long run scheduled. So last night I set my alarm clock for 5 am so I could get out of the house before the heat and humidity hit. I didn’t sleep well last night and I was really not looking forward to getting up early to do a long run – 6 miles to be exact. The fact that I was out drinking last night probably didn’t help the matter any but hey, it is what it is. So the alarm goes off at 5 and of course I hit the wonderful off button. Good thing I know myself well enough that I set a second alarm for 6 am. When that one went off I did get up. I got a cup of coffee, had bathroom time, and then got ready for my run. I was out the door by 7 am. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel as bad as I thought I would after a night of drinking.
I started my run and was feeling pretty good. I started sweating instantly and I swear it was all the alcohol leaving my system. LOL I then started to convince myself that I could just do an easy 3 mile run today and be okay. Then I told myself to suck it up and do my run. So I did. I had a beautiful view this morning as I ran.
Nothing like hot air balloons overhead in the morning air. Just beautiful!
I had absolutely no intentions of walking and I was doing well. Then all of a sudden right at 4 miles I took a step and my other foot just stopped next to my first one. I came to a complete stop. My body evidently needed a short break. I was surprised that my body just stopped that way because my mind had nothing to do with it. So I walked for a few minutes and regained myself. Then I picked my run back up. I felt really good for the next 1.5 miles and then at 5.5 miles my knees were done. I could feel the ach in them. Just at that point the song on my ipod changed – Eye of the Tiger came on. Funny how that happened! I pushed through and finished 6.23 miles in 1:08:25. Not bad considering I took a walk break.
Then I spent the rest of the day here with another beautiful view!
D and baby J built a sandcastle.
We lounged around and enjoyed the sun. Such a wonderful way to relax after a long run!
How did you spend your day?