Sara and I before we took off for the run
Starting off with some hills
Thanks again guys for inviting me and I would encourage everyone to give trail running a chance. It's so much nicer on the joints and body and it's scenic and serene. It was so nice to see such a different view and to run with more people! Oh and I was super brave. I ran in 32 degree weather. I know! How hardcore is that!
Then Saturday I had a fourteen miler. I was pretty nervous about this run because I had never ran this distance before. I have never passed over the half marathon mark of 13.1 miles. I had been having some trouble with my knee lately and was hoping that it would hold up so I could get in the fourteen miles. I also was hoping it would stay sunny for my entire run.
I started off the first 3 miles pretty slow and then found my rhythm. Miles 4-10 were pretty good, easy solid pace. Miles 11-12.8 were slower but I knew I was getting close to the end so I was getting happy with myself, and maybe loosing my mind a little bit. Then mile 13 came and went and I hit the W.A.L.L. I have never crashed that hard before. My stomach was hurting, I have never felt so tired in my life. I finally made it home after a slothy last mile and took a long shower. I was totally fine though, and felt great to have finally surpassed the half marathon mark. I averaged an 8:55 pace for the 14 miles. Can't wait to do the 16 next weekend!
Mr. R, who is an athletic trainer then looked at my toe that was 'sore' for the past week and he realized that it was super infected under my toenail. Disgusting. He has been draining it for me, and taking such good care of my poor toe as well. We are hoping to save the toenail. Sadly, I might loose it. I know I'm devastated.
Tonight I'll be cross training at the gym to help my toe heal for my race this weekend. Just a little fun 10k close by my house. Tomorrow I'm going to post the results for the Freakishly Flexible 5k that was in honor of Non-Runner Nancy! So get your times to me if you haven't yet! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.