So I guess all my regular readers know what that means. If not, I will explain. Today I went for a long run and I had no leg cramps until the very end. Yippee! The ones that happened at the end were not even that bad, oh and I should mention that the cramps were around mile 17.5 and I was able to last until 18.2, which was where I wanted to stop and I think they only came because I stopped. The best part is that I ran 8 miles yesterday so I even got a marathon in this weekend.
Today’s run had me with a camelback water carrier. I have never run with anything on my back and it was interesting. I was very concerned that I would have some chafing because it was up around my neck but that did not happen, which I am very thankful for. I came up with the idea to run with the backpack because my other half is studying for a test in a few weeks and I wanted him to be able to study while I went on my long run. (I remember how stressed I was before I took my LMHC exam back in march and he really needs these weekends so he can pass on the first try. Like me but I’m not bragging.)
Anyway, I can honestly say my run today was wonderful. It was very hot like in the low 80’s by the time I finished but I really liked it. There were points of it that I was able to relax and look around at the scenery. I even met someone at mile 9 that was just out running for fun. It was his mile 3 but we were able to chat for a few moments and by mile 10 (his 4th mile) he was turning around to go home to spend the day with his kids and I was over halfway done. Yippee! We wished each other good luck in our upcoming events, his a 26.2 mile walk for charity and mine, well we all know that it’s several races before the marathon in October. I love the running community because we want to see each other succeed so much!
Then at mile 15, I passed a friend I had not seen in a year who was out for a walk with her two very young daughters. It was so fun to see them and I was able to stop and spend a few moments catching up. Oh and I was very thankful for the break before the last 5K to the car.
Now looking back, I think I have hit on some good nutrition. I mixed the endurolytes with my water in my camelback and had more than enough to make it through. I am not sure how this will translate to actual races because there is no way I want to carry that backpack in races but the good news is, I know I could do it if I needed to.
I’m looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and taking advantage of the free chair massage at my gym. I think my back muscles will need it with the extra weight I put on it today.
How was your weekend? Any Yippee moments? Please share I love to hear about accomplishments whether big or small.