Saturday, January 19, 2013
This morning I completed 8 miles for the first time and it was ok. Every long run I learn something new, something about myself, my preferences, or just common sense stuff lol. Today I learned that I'm not particular fond of running by the river on cooler days. I'm really cold natured and the wind coming off the river froze me. It was a nice change from running in my neighborhood though. I'm sure I will like it better in the spring.
I invested in this belt to hold my necessities and so I don't have to carry water. I was nervous about spending so much ($45 at Academy) but I gotta say I feel like it was worth every penny. At first I felt kind of self conscience because I thought it was kind of nerdy but I saw lots of people with them and more importantly it was so handy. If you're considering it, I'd def recommend one. This is the one I got.
The run was better and worse than my 6 1/2 last week. It was better because the route was much less hilly and I wasn't wearing that horrible rain jacket. It was worse because I didn't prepare for how cold I'd be and because I wasn't hydrated enough and it was pretty difficult. Next week is 9 miles...eek!!!
I did get an unfortunate rash in between my thighs today. Ugh. Def one of the 'perks' of running that I'm not loving. Guess that extra mile and a half really made the difference in a rash lol.
I booked my trip to Vegas today! Woo hoo! Does anyone have suggestions for must dos while I'm there?