Today’s long run could have gone really bad.
I did most everything right yesterday.
I compressed my legs (even slept in my sleeves)
Made sure to hydrate!
And of course, carbo loaded!
Then there were these…
Ok…so those last two may not have been a good idea…but I think they may have been the reason my tummy was not happy this morning…
I woke up and was NOT feeling a run.
To make matters worse…this morning, when I got up for TWO seconds, Gusman ATE MY PRE RUN LARABAR!
Now that may seem like nothing to most people(and obvoiusly it isn’t…but I’m dramatic sometimes haha), but I like rituals. Before every long run, I wake up, drink a cup of coffee, eat a Larabar, and let my belly digest (I even tried a different bar earlier in the summer, and threw up during my run..not good).
Then Gus gave me that face and I decided I couldn’t be mad at him…I knew I needed to suck it up, eat something else, and get out there.
Well lucky for me, we still had that delicious California bread from Whole Foods.
So I ate a hunk of that and hit the road.
This morning I decided to hit Cherry Creak trail for awhile and it was a good choice. Busy, but beautiful. I took my first 5 miles slow (about 10 minute pace), because I knew I wanted to leave some in the tank. I actually PUMPED Fall Out Boy for the first half of my run and before I knew it I was eating my chomps around midway.
To be honest, once I got over my bad self and hit the road, this ended up being one of the best long runs I’ve had this season. Beautiful weather, beautiful trails…how can I complain?
I ended up feeling so good that I actually extended my long run to 10 miles…which I NEVER do.
And now, thanks to that run, I have a smile on my face that I canNOT get off 🙂 I LOVE RUNNERS HIGH!
Thank you running, for always reminding me why I keep coming back to you.
Maybe I will eat those cupcake bites before every run!
OK — time to enjoy my Saturday!
On the books for today: a new brunch spot and BAKING!!!!! YAY! Come back for recipes and recap of brunch, of course 🙂
Happy Saturday All!
Question for the day: When was the last time you had runner’s high?