My last long run of any training cycle brings with it mixed emotions: happiness to be done, pride in how far I have come in the last few months, and relief that I can finally keep my house clean again.
This is what the cat dragged in today: a haggard mom of three who ran 24 miles on a less-than-ideal day in order to strike it off of her to-do list before the weekend.
This morning Youngest crawled in bed between MFP and me and begged me to start the day thirty minutes before I felt prepared to do so.
So we left off here, when I was fake-smiling in a selfie after a horrendous 22-mile run in the heat.
Besides the fact that Charlie is basically not speaking to me right now, this week went pretty well. You might even say I was on fire.
Charlie is generally a happy guy, but there is one time of year that makes him grumpy.
I used the Runkeeper application on my iPhone for today’s long run due to the fact that my Garmin has lately lost its credibility. The most annoying yet strangely pleasing aspect of the app is that it breaks into your music every so often to tell you your average pace. This is so that you [...]
I was more in the mood to sleep in than to run in the cold-for-Southern-California weather. Long runs have not been going well for me during this cycle; that is how it goes when you cut them out for three months. But I was able to get in 14 with the aid of three Shot [...]
I was extremely excited to see these folk this morning when I was falling apart mentally and physically on my “long run” today. (You’ll soon see why long run is in quotations.)
When I laced up my shoes today, I had no idea what the weather would be like.