|Nickname: Lil Smokey. She loved the flowers|
A few I'm stealing:
Fun time for sure! I finally got to meet more bloggers whose comment section I defile on a frequent basis. My toddler behaved pretty well, but sorry to everyone that she gave ice cubes to!
The second most asked question last night to me, after - who the heck invited you? Was - so how is your stomach going to be tomorrow after this late night sausage. I found it pretty funny that a big take away from my blog is how my GI system is each day! Glad you all care so much. Also, props to Pete at the Lakefront Trail for picking up my trombone joke the other day! If I had an internet prize for you, I'd give it. Did anyone else notice it?
This marks a big week for me, aside from running my normal schedule again, I went out TWICE in one week, drank TWO beers, and got home at 9pm both times. Holy cow, my assisted living community director will not be happy with my shenanigans.
Moving onto today. Hanson Plan called for 8 miles at marathon pace. I planned to do about 2 miles warm up, 8 miles at pace, then about a 1.5 cool down.
I woke up at 3:50 (late I know..). And to everyone that asked how my stomach would be, it took me about 10 minutes longer to leave and drank a little extra coffee, but I had no issues with it running at all.
I added a good amount of brown sugar to my coffee to get a few extra quick calories to get my started. Out the door at 4:30.
I wasn't sure how I would feel leg wise today, as yesterday my leg felt a little tight and tender from the extra moving activity Wednesday evening. I popped a couple advil at bed as well just to help.
I ended up feeling really good. I did an easy jog for 10 minutes, stopped to do the stretches my physical therapist recommend, and went on my way. I tried to take a photo of Orion, but my phone camera isn't nice enough to do that. Now the issue I had with the run today was trying to figure out what my pace was.
I didn't feel like my effort changed that much during the 8 miles, but my GPS had me going anywhere between 6:50 and 7:15 per mile. I had my pace given to me every half mile and they were between 6:35 and 7:20. I know I wasn't randomly hustling that hard.
I tried to not get greedy and be at a comfortable pace, but when my GPS suddenly had me going 10 seconds off, I would get confused as to my effort level. I know I'm still a bit off from where I was a few weeks ago, but this was just a bit funky. The only one I could explain was the mile 6-7 when there was a bit more of a headwind.
Overall though, I was happy with my effort. 99% of the run felt good on my leg, I only had 1 second where I felt a quick tingle in my hammie, but otherwise all good. I spent about 10 minutes stretching when I got home. I also saw Chris @ Chris is running.... well she saw me! It was still fairly dark, but she hollered and then I was able to say hello when I did my return trip.
Happy Friday everyone!
And with all the important events going on in the world, this is the top story for today apparently:
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