Um, so it never fails the nights when we decided to stay up a little too late are the nights when the kiddos decide to get up extra early. Gotta love that.
What else would I rather be doing at 5:55 am than sitting in with my man in the bathroom for 20 minutes?
Then we decided that someone felt a little left out on Valentine’s Day so we tried to make him feel better.
Ha ha ha.
So I went for a run today. It was a little warm, with a dry wind. I headed out hoping to get in about 13 miles without any water. Dumb.
I usually wear my fuel belt if I’m going anything over 13 miles or so, but just got lazy today.
May I also just say that I really don’t like wind. I’ve never liked it. It’s just yucky and it gives me the creeps.
Anyhoo, about 3 miles in I realized I was thirsty. Lovely.
I kept going dry mouth and all, but took it really slowly.
I even stopped for some pictures.
So finally around mile 10, I gave in. I knew I needed to find somewhere with water. I was freakishly happy to be close to a 7 Eleven. I begged the lady for a little sip of water and luckily she said “okay, but just this one time”.
7 Eleven water never tasted so good.
I’m pretty sure I impressed everyone in there with my sweat art.
Now that’s just a gift.
I finally got home and had run 14 miles.
I was hoping to get 17 in for the day so I hopped on the treadmill. I only made it two more miles though instead of three. I just wasn’t feeling it.
So I called it quits.
16 miles done.
I’ve got my new compression knickers on for the first time complete with the little ice packs that came with them.
I’ll post a full review once I get to try them out a few more times. So far so good, but I’m a little cold at the moment from those ice packs.
I roasted a small kabocha squash instead of a ginormous one for a change this afternoon.
I also rehydrated with this little concoction:
a kona cola Nuun tablet, a little apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice and a couple drops of Stevia.
Okay, I have lots to try to tackle in the next few hours.
Hope you’re having a great Friday!
Do you carry water with you when you run?
Do you have a special skill of making cool sweat art also?