As soon as I woke up Saturday morning, I remembered that it was the day when we fall back, and I got so freaking super excited that I would be getting an extra hour of sleep that night. Sleep. That was what I couldn't wait for.
I don't exactly know when I crossed over from one side to the other, but that marks a huge transition in my opinion.
I seriously don't know what the MCM did to me, but ever since running the marathon last Sunday, I've been absolutely exhausted. I can't wake up. No matter what.
Friday, I ran 6 miles with Lily. Average pace 9:26. I was exhausted. It felt hard.
Saturday morning, 14 miles was on the schedule. Friday night, I got that old anxiety about the long run, like, omg, 14 miles, I can't believe I have to run that far, I can't do it, etc, etc. Logically, I knew I could, have run 26.2 just 5 days ago, but 14 just seemed really overwhelming.
The alarm went of Saturday morning and I thought to myself "Remember when this wasn't my hobby, and on Saturdays I'd go to like an hour of Zumba and not torture myself by getting up at the crack of dawn to run for 2 1/2 hours?? That was great".
The 50 miler didn't care though and was still looming over my head threatening to kill me if I didn't get up and get ready to run (plus Lily would be at my house in ten minutes), so I got up and we headed out in the cold.
The run was fine, but I felt exhausted, felt way too out of breath, felt my heart rate was too high, and mentally just had that "I just ran a marathon, I'm supposed to be resting!" mentality. Average pace 10:01.
I haven't run today yet, but I can guarantee it will be a slow five miles that feels really hard. Maybe I'll just leave my Garmin home and skip torturing myself with seeing my pace.
Here's some cool stuff that I did Saturday.
|Can you tell why we needed to take this picture?|
|Tried fried pickles - yet another thing that is perfect in pure form, and doesn't need to be fried|
|Introduced our friends Katylin and Ben to crab pretzels|
|Explored Harris Teeter for the first time|
|Tried Cookie Dough vodka - excellent decision|
|Made good use of time spent waiting for a table|
|List of topics to occupy us for 50 miles of running|