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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh, my legs! They feel so exhausted! I ran another 7 miles today. I switched up my normal Wednesday short run for the Friday long run because I will only be working a 6 hour day and would miss my jogging group. My son is having a birthday celebration and requires me to get off early. That's fine, though, since nothing sounds better than getting of early to run around like a maniac with my son!

Oh, how poorly I planned this run! I was expecting to run in the sunshine, and made sure to bring a snack and coconut water for after the run. I was not expecting to run in 85 degree weather with almost no shade, feeling my skin burning as mouth dried out and shriveled up. Was it so hard to bring the coconut water with me or throw sunblock in my bag?! I need to be thinking ahead. It is only going to get hotter and I need to be prepared for that. The only thing that I prepared for was tracking my speed and distance and being hungry and thirsty afterward. I think that I am just used to preparing for short and colder runs.

On the upside, I ate very well today! I am back to simple recipes and still being a happy vegan in the kitchen. This time, I just make sure that I am chewing mint gum while I am cooking so that I don't "taste test" over and over again only to sit down for a whole meal that I am technically not even hungry for anymore. I get the feeling, though, that tomorrow is going to be a hungry day. It always hits me the next day, which stinks because tomorrow will be a rest day. I'll just have to be careful!

Thank God for giving me courage to push myself and for blessing me with the support of my older sister and the help of my jogging group. I don't think I would try as hard without them!
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