Honestly, my training this time around has been horrible! I usually always get my long runs in on Saturday's, but during the week they're NOT what they're supposed to be! Lately I've been running once or twice during the week, maybe a total of 6-7 miles. That's so embarrassing to admit.
I absolutely adore running, but life just seems so busy and I really haven't been making it a priority. I hate that! I think subconsciously I also have it in my mind that I've ran a marathon before, so I'm good. That's terrible, don't follow my example! :)
Saturday I ran 20 miles. It was wonderful!! The weather was so perfect. It was one of those times I felt like I could've ran forever.
I got started around 8 am. It had rained all night and even as I was driving to the park, it was raining. But right when I got there and ready to start, the rain stopped. Yay! I was going to run in the rain if I had to, but I'm glad I didn't have to.
I took a couple GU's with me and some powerade and lots of water. I carry my handheld water bottle with me, but go past my car a few times during my run, so I always stop and refill.
I felt SO good! The last few miles were a little tiring, but not too bad at all. It's amazing how the weather effects me. I remember the last 20 miler I did a few weeks ago, it was incredibly hot and I was only able to do 15 outside (finished up on my treadmill), and seriously thought I would pass out. But this time I could've done a full marathon. It was cool, with a nice breeze.
The only bad thing was my phone decided to go crazy on me. Stupid Siri kept interrupting my music, then it would start randomly calling people. It was awful! Because of all that craziness, the battery died way too soon. I ran the last 6 miles with no music. Talk about torture!!
I was a little sore afterwards, but not bad at all. I try not to get down about my pace. But to be honest, I hate it. Hate it!! I really hope I'm faster than that in Chicago. I would love to finish in under 5 hours.
Saturday night I relaxed by our first fire of the season. So relaxing.
Yesterday was my cute stepson's 14th birthday, so we went to Mammaw's for cake and ice cream.
Do you ever feel like you need a weekend to relax from your weekend? Yea, that's how I feel.
I only have a few more weeks to bug you guys about this (thank God! I HATE asking for money), but I am still over $600 away from reaching my goal of $1000 for the Ronald McDonald Charity House, whom I will be running for. Please help! Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Visit my fundraising page here!
What did you do this weekend?