It’s amazing what fueling right & having a good ‘tude can do for a run. Oh and Girl Talk on your playlist.
Last week’s 15 miles were nothing short of miserable.
Today’s 18 were by no means easy or fun, but there were no urges to throw myself down the rocky cliffs into the mucky bay water, so we’re calling it a win.
I walked a few of the hills during the final 4 miles – normally this would send me into rage of verbal self-mutilation, but I’m trying to be realistic with myself. The fact that I even managed to stay upright for 18 miles when just a month ago my longest run was 5 miles? That’s enough.
Made a protein shake when I got home rather than stinking up another froyo shop. Gained 170 lame points but I felt obligated to give penance to the Running Gods for allowing me to survive my run and also for not raining on me.
(900 shame points for having yet to shower, 5 hours later.)
I don’t measure things and this isn’t a food blog, but if you’re curious it was just almond milk, plain whey protein powder, TJ’s peanut flour, cocoa powder, and some vanilla. I remember it being tasty but I was also partially comatose.
So how’d I shape up in Week 2 of my 5 Weeks to Marathon Challenge?
Whoopsies on the weekly mileage. Who follows that stupid 10% rule, anyways? Oh. Everyone? Science? Runner’s World? Oh well.
I better go have a beer. I won’t be posting while I’m gone, make sure to miss me lots. See you Tuesday with lots of corporate style debauchery and probably a hangover.
* * * Winner will be picked in exactly 5 hours. I’m staying up late for this shit – why I picked midnight as the deadline is beyond my normal stupid… * * *