I am so lucky to have a group of women to reach out to for runs like this. I was surprised so many said yes! Kristin, Tracey, and Sarah met me at 7am to begin our muggy, winding 13-miler. It was already in the 70s when we began, and by 4 miles it was nearing 80.
We stopped at mile 6 - McDonald's - to stuff ice down our bras. We paused at mile 9 - the park - to run cold water over our arms. I was so glad to have company and to be wearing my water belt! I don't think I fueled well enough and I started out too quickly; the run took us longer than we wanted, but there's no such thing as a bad run.
|I already miss our cold snap. Here's hoping it returns for race day!|
Matt and I saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty that evening, and I highly recommend it. It was insightful and poignant and funny! It struck a personal chord with me that I'll need to keep tuned, because it would be a shame to forget the messages the movie instilled in me.
|As you can see, people fell off their boards a lot today. It was super choppy!|
|When discovering gluten free options, get both! (Butterfinger cupcake and mint chocolate cupcake, both GF.)|
|OMG it was filled with peanut butter!!! HEAVEN.|
How do you make adjustments to your plan based on fatigue, weather, or other conditions?
Thoughts on wearing a water-belt on race day? If it's hot out, I want to wear it to avoid a repeat of the FMB half.
How was your weekend?
PS: I got new shoes this week! Amazon had a code to save $15, plus a sale on my favorite shoe, plus I had a $25 gift card. I can't wait to take these babies for a spin!
|Asics Kayano-19...my sole-mates.|