Oh You Fancy, Huh?
Not me. I’m not fancy, but this neighborhood I ran in is. Yesterday, I did the same route that I did last weekend for my long run. I ran through some of the fanciest neighborhoods in the city, but I did it this time in daylight so I could bring back fotos y recuerdos!
and private golf courses…
and private lakes…
How did I know they were private property? Well… Thanks for asking!
(The sign reads: PRIVATE PROPERTY: NO TRESPASSING)
I maybe trespassed a little to get all these good shots. Marathon Sweetheart, where running, real estate, and crime takes place all in one cuhrrrrrazy pretty little woman.
Well it was slow. 12 miles in 2 hours. What else can I say? I strength trained for 45 minutes on Friday and did 45 minutes of cardio. My legs were tired. But that’s what happens to you around mile 20 of a marathon. Your legs get tired!!! It is a wonderful thing to shock your body every once in a while with 3 days in a row of brutal workouts. This prepares you for the physical and mental exhuastion of a marathon! I’ve ran almost 30 miles this week so far and I realllllly want to get a number greater than 30. Today, I’m planning on doing a 4-5 miler even though my legs feel like wimpy noodles right now.
It was a clear, sunny day yesterday. It was Justin Timberlake hot out there! I always get sunburned on my nose and end up looking like Rudolph the reindeer for a week. I wore my Nike dri-fit hat (it’s one of the best pieces of workout gear I have), a white tank from Old Navy, a Champion maximum support (for the girls!) sports bra, and Nike Women’s Booty Boy Shorts.
Midway point cooldown… I had to stop a few times during the run to stand in the shade and cool down. Darn that heat!
I think the heat made me a little loopy because crazy things started happening…
A cartwheel gone SO wrong…
Was I doing the Dougie?
…Or the Superman?
…Or the matrix backbend???
….OR the I-gotta-pee-really-bad dance?
Energy Consumed During the Run:
1/2 of a GU Espresso Love (<— my favorite flava!)
1 packet Jelly Belly Sports Beans Watermelon Flavor
I’m very proud to be done and still kickin at the end of this one!
Even though some of our runs aren’t our personal bests, we feel most proud after them. Because when we could have quit and walked, thrown in the towel and walked back to our car, we persist. Because the feeling of aching feet, throbbing thighs, and a heat headache is so much better than the feeling of quitting. We know we are many things. But we are not quitters. – BC