I ran 19.1!!!!
actually due to a bit of a calculation error and having to get back to the cars regardless of mileage, because I am such a superstar and have phenomenal endurance.
Our group was meeting at 7:30 to do 12 miles, but since I only got 13.1 last weekend due to the half marathon, I wanted to add on. I met my friend Mike at 6:45 to do four miles before meeting the group, and we planned to do after back to our cars. It was raining, but not too hard, more like that misty rain. My new waterproof best friend (jacket) was amazing, it kept water out like the Alamo kept Mexicans out. And we were all a little disturbed that it was 30 degrees out but it felt warm to us....its all relative, right?
I don't know the time because once again I screwed up and forgot to turn my Garmin back on after we stopped at my car and the only way I know the mileage is some crazy math and running part of the route twice....I'm not OCD or anything though....
I cannot say enough how much I love my training group. 19 miles seriously flew by, we had so much fun and chatted the whole time, and kept the pace at around 10 minute miles, which was exactly what I wanted. I also love running in downtown Baltimore, where I used to live and on the marathon course - oh, the memories!
My waterproof gloves turned out to be only waterproof for like 14 miles, and my head and everything below my waist was soaked for most of the run. It really didn't bother me that much though, I am pretty excited about how awesome this rainy run was.
No joke, the 25 minute car ride home was harder to get through than the run. I was miserable, my car was all fogged up and I couldn't see. My fingers have this weirdo problem where they go numb and throb after runs so they were yellow like I had jaundice and the nails were the color of my bridesmaid dresses.
How many random wedding pictures can I include on this blog?
When I got home and discovered I couldn't immediately get in the shower to warm up because Eric was in there, I just screamed "NOOOOOOOOOOOO" like my life was ending.
So I tried to take some pictures of myself to show how wet I was, but you can't really tell. Also I was shivering so hard I could barely push the camera buttons. So you can just admire my new jacket, and think about the hot abs underneath.
This is how I really felt though.
Ok, imagine the BEST thing that could ever happen to you after a long run.
Now imagine something even better.
Well, something even better than that happened to me when I came home.
A CHEESECAKE SAMPLER!!!!!!
Tell me that is not the most amazing thing to come home to after running for hours in the rain.
My Dad sent me this gift, and I LOVE HIM for it!!!! I know, I know, I have the best parents in the whole world, and you probably want them to adopt you, but I don't really think they are looking to take on any more kids. But two fantastic care packages in the same week???? I lucked out in the family department.
I'm going on a little trip tonight and this is all the food I am bringing with me....and this doesn't even include the oatmeal I am currently eating or tonight's dinner (or the cheesecake). I eat a ridiculous amount on a normal basis, and 19 miles makes me extra hungry.
Enjoy your weekend!!!