Apparently I can run 13 miles in the sun and be fine, but a few hours at the beach paddle boarding? That really kicked my ass. By Sunday night, I had a splitting headache, I even tried sleeping with an icepack. Woke up Monday still feeling crappy but dragged myself to work. I only made it half way through the day though. 😦 One crappy thing about a commute is that once you leave work sick, you still have to drive all the way home!
I did make it home, showered and crawled into bed with a blanket. You know it’s bad when you’re sleeping in the middle of the day with a blanket. Particularly when it’s almost 100 outside. So much for Monday’s planned run. I still felt poorly on Tuesday so I took another rest day. Slacker! On the upside, two days off gave the burned tops of my feet a little more time to heal. 🙂
I planned to do an easy 2.5 miles on Wednesday, just 2 laps around the park. However my friend was unable to make it. My mother had been texting me that she wanted to walk while I ran, so I said ok. Downside of not stopping halfway like planned? An extra 10 degrees. When I parked my car, the internal thermometer read a nice toasty 100. Oh boy! But I was gonna take it easy right? So I changed, grabbed water and was out the door.
Had to fix a shoelace, so I bent over to tighten it. A little over half a mile later, I realized I was missing something. I had never picked my water bottle back up! Seriously where was my head? But I pushed on cursing the hills and missing the nice flat lake path. Finished 3.5 miles, some very slow miles. I am telling myself that any forward motion is a good thing, right?
Now I just have to work out when to get in a 6.5-7 mile long run before Sunday and I will be on track. Plus I have a 5k next week to look forward to!!
Anyone have any races to be excited about in the future?