Ahhh……A day off
Today started with something I was looking forward to!
This cereal is reserved ONLY for long runs…….AKA 15K or longer!!!!
I swear I only run so I can eat……..
Here is an interesting fact……if you google that phrase a picture from my old blog comes up……Too funny!
I did a few things around the house (drank water and watched the news)
I popped a Nuun tab in my water bottle
Packed up a few of these
Had a couple bites of a Cliff Bar
Even though I haven’t had much luck with these pre run I gave it another try…….
The run went much better then last weeks long run. Same 16K distance…..same pace (weird) but I didn’t feel like crawling in a ditch for a nap the whole way!
I also chose a harder route today. More hills and terrible terrain. The Nike run has varied terrain…….everything from grass to sand to gravel to pavement. So today I just wanted to see what that would be like. Overall not bad, but there worst part was running in the grass. I had a 1 KM portion at KM 9 that was all grass and on an angle (side of a hill) and this took a lot out of me. I did not realise running on grass was so tough. A lot of resistance.
My biggest issue was the horrible cramp I got at KM 14 that just wouldn’t go away. I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that Cliff Bar!
- 3-The number of cars that almost ran me over
- 2-The number of times I tripped/almost fell
- 1-The number of dogs that chased me
- 0-The number of times I felt like quitting!!!!
I was kinda in a hurry when I got back so I showered quick and made, what Shane would call, a Power Shake, for the road.
I went to the Garden Centre and picked up some new Tomato plants to replace the ones killed in the frost!
I also knew I needed new shoes and since the Nike 15K is in 10 days I had to get them today so I can break them in a bit before the run………I didn’t have a ton of time so I went to Sport Chek
So many choices……I was able to get a pair (and a new running outfit for the Nike 15K)
I will review the shoes tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Watch it……No one like a wise guy!
I was STARVING when I finally got home……glad I had Turkey Burgers made. I was craving some sweet potato fries! They are my favorite!
Totally hit the spot!
Side note: My peonies are open!