Just as the sun was peaking this morning, I set out to overcome 10 miles. My last 10 mile run was hot, exhausting, and very slow. Today, it was better. It was already 72°, and by the end was about 76° and overcast, so a bit more tolerable, but not really. Sweat was dripping off my arms. I tried using Nuun in the strawberry lemonade flavor as my hydration. I mixed it into a 16 oz disposable bottle and made another batch that I froze in my two 9 oz bottles, for my hydration belt. It takes some getting used to because it’s not sweet. I’m used to using powerade or gatorade. And well, Nuun just has a hint of a flavor and is a touch fizzy on the tongue. It didn’t upset my stomach and I didn’t feel like I had to drink it too often. Here’s a side by side comparison of the previous 10 miler and today’s:
Recently reading the Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training, there’s a section where it talks about running for you, doing what you can, not comparing yourself to others etc. And that’s something I need to remember and tell myself. I can only do, what I can do. This week I ran a total of 15.59 miles. Plus 1200m run in a CrossFit class. And I was able to attend 2 classes this week, in between the 56 hours I worked. So, even though I should have gotten a bit more running in. I’m pleased that I was able to do something almost each day this week. I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of my Sunday off.
And HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all the super-moms out there especially the runner-moms. Always amazes me how they can push strollers and run at the same time ;)
I was so glad that I was able to have my first marathon back home last year and have the support of my family, that includes my own amazing mother and super-mom sisters who (I’d like to think) I’ve influenced to start running. To Laur and Donna, looking forward to all your running goals and accomplishments and I can’t wait to be there to run alongside you! Pick a race!