What better way to spend a Saturday morning then rolling out of bed at 7am so that you can put on running clothes you're starting to loath the sight of?
oh, and I forgot, after you manage to blearily drive to meet your friends you can look forward to a 12 mile run!
Some days, it's actually not that bad, but Saturday wasn't a "some days" day. It was a cold overcast day marked by an irritated hip flexor and a dog who thought this was THE BEST DAY EVER!
My run actually started out pretty well. I met my friends Amy and Heather, stretched my gimpy little muscles out and off we went! I were running relaxed and at a nice speed.
Then the need for a bathroom break hit...and I ignored it long enough to pass all the bathrooms. Not good news.
We did manage to find a really nice park bathroom (marked by clean floors, toilet paper and soap) at about the 6 mile mark which made Amy and I happy.
That was the turning point in our run though.
My head just didn't get back in the game and we were running slow-(ish) at a 8:57 overall average.
even though this is the speed we are actually supposed to be running at after such a great runs the last week it still stung a little to go slow.
Due to lack of motivation and time we decided to scrap the extra 5 miles we were going to run for Amy's scheduled long run and call it a day.
which was great news for me because I was due at my running group to lead people on a 4 mile run.
All said and done I ran 16 miles on Saturday. while I was talking and stretching my foot hurt so I took my shoe off and discovered this:
yeah...those dark spots? It's blood.