Monday, May 07, 2012
Sis and I set out to run 14-miles on Saturday morning, our farthest run yet. We got up at 0400. We had our gear packed and ready the night before so we could be stealth and sneak out of the house, unnoticed. Well we got noticed and we had to have our picture taken, looking like total freaks and we weren't quite awake yet either. We got new mesh running hats and head lamps, yep we looked like total running geeks.
Out the door by 0430 - do you know that there is hardly no traffic or signs of life that early in the morning? lol. Straight shot to the half-way mark. We ran a slow pace getting there, just enjoying the run, chit chatting and contemplating our strategy to conquer the big Rudee Inlet Bridge. We decided we were going to run it, no walking.
While this may not look steep, let me tell you my hammies were screaming running up this baby, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Piece of cake, then we turned onto the boardwalk. It was daylight, but the sun had not peaked up yep, after about 10 minutes on the boardwalk, the sun rose in all her glory, is this not breaktaking?
We both posed for a picture with the sunlight in the background but it didn't come out. Onto our half way mark - 31st Street and the King Neptune statue. We made it, yeah half way - stopped for a photo op there.
Just so happened there was a 5K race that was starting later, they were setting up as we arrived. Made a potty stop, had some snacks. We'd made it half-way, feeling great. We had taken our time getting there, now we decided to just "bust-it-out" on the way back. Had to make it home before the baby woke up, didn't want the DH to have to get the baby up by himself, lol.
We beat the street with a pretty good pace on the way back, it was getting hot and really humid, thank goodness a lot of the way back was shaded. Sis had a brilliant idea while we were on the running path, she jumped up and grabbed a low hanging tree branch and shook the water on us, WOW how refreshing and what a good idea, just like running thru a sprinkler, just enought to cool us off without getting drenched, thanks to mother nature for a good soaking and thunderstorm on Friday night. Of course we kept on running and jumping for the low branches all the way home, looked like a bunch of silly kids, but hey we needed the splash.
We kept a great pace, and arrived safely back at home - HORRAY, we did it. 14.5 miles and we could have kept on going except we were low on fuel and wanted to save the mileage for a long run this week too. We are actually considering a full-marathon in March, we are already at the half-way point of an actual training program, so as long as the hip continues to hold out - all is well. The hip was a bit tweaky afterwards, but it's getting more manageable, thank goodness, and absolutely no soreness at all.
After our run, we had a busy day ahead. DH took the daughter for a motorcycle ride, first time with her dad. So sweet to see the daddy-daughter time.
I took the chunky pie to Target, he liked riding in the cart.
Then we just chilled at the house, so I could enjoy some quality grandma time.
Sunday we took the baby to our grandson's baseball game, sure was a gorgeous day.
A great weekend, but sheesh I'm tired. No rest for the weary, back to ole grindstone today. Got a great week of workouts and meals planned. Happy Monday Yall.
Getting Buff No Excuses