Although I do have to confess it would have felt pretty good to sleep in also since I felt like I hardly slept a wink last night. However I am a heat wimp, so I bounded out of bed before the alarm even went off!
The sun came out about 12 minutes into my run. I love getting out before the sun is up. The moon was also big and full in the sky this morning, which partly explained why I slept to crappy last night. I never seem to sleep good during a full moon.
It was about 60 degrees when I got done running and despite the slight breeze was getting pretty warm. (I know there are people out there running in hotter weather, but it is all relative) I feel like a salt lick.
It mostly went pretty well except for the emergency pit stop at mile 12, luckily I was running back by the house by then. My guts had been a little cranky since about mile 6. I was so happy to see my house. I don't think I would have made it much farther. The situation was dire!
I fueled at miles 3, 8, 13.5, and 19. I drank a lot of water. Maybe a little too much at the end as my belly was feeling sloshy towards the end.
I got home and had to jump into the car to go get the kids from my grandma. I needed to be home by 10 so I could order my Bountiful Basket. My grandma's sister was there visiting so I get got busy chatting and next thing I knew I had 15 minutes to make the 15 drive home and I hadn't even gathered up the kids stuff yet.
We got home at 10:03 and by the time I got logged in there was only one local site left. I hurried and entered my info and success! I got my basket and a flat of strawberries! Woohoo. Then I took a closer look at the receipt and saw that I had selected the WRONG site. Now instead of driving a half hour to get my basket I have to drive an HOUR.
Bummer. Big bummer. That will make me late for a BBQ I am supposed to be at. Can you say huge FAIL!
I managed to chafe my armpits a couple weeks ago, so I made a sound investment on some Body Glide and would have to say it was well worth it. What a fabulous product. Sweat really burns on chafed skin.
What is motivating you today?
I would have to say beating the heat and knowing I only have one more long run before my first marathon.