Rewind to Sunday morning: 20 miles completed! 20 surprisingly enjoyable miles! ..only in the way that running for 3 hours can be. I met up with 2 training pals for the odyssey, under one condition: starting after the sun comes up. We’re used to meeting at 5am and running the majority of the route by headlamp only to finish before 8am and ready to nap by 9am, so we wanted to avoid that.
This time, we convened at the beautiful and bright hour of 8am and set out to cover one giant 20-mile loop. We voyaged through lesser-used county roads with pretty views, plenty of cornfields, cows, horses, and a cute tunnel. A refreshing change from residential loops!
I felt reasonably good for the first 10 miles, struggled for the next few, had a second wind after a Gu at mile 15, and then fought through the last mile. Pain-wise, my achilles felt fine, and my butt/hamstring/nemesis was tight but not necessarily hurting. We kept an average 8:40 pace, and I’m happy with how the run went!
My hamstrings were sore for the rest of the day, so Ryan and I had a low-key afternoon. We studied, ate a lot of food, and then went to Barnes & Noble–just like Saturday! Ha actually, we each got absorbed in a book at B&N the day before, so we wanted to return to finish them. But first, we played a quick round of Catan, and Master Economics kicked my butt because he is a rockstar at Catan.
If you enjoy reading young adult literature like me (loud and proud), this was a good read. I started and finished it sitting in a cushy chair at B&N.
Have a stellar week!
Have you ever read a book in one day? This was a 2-dayer, but the Hunger Games were one each.