As plans go this was sort of a fail. 2 miles into the run I realized I had forgotten to pack along the cookies. GRRRR! I wanted to try that out on this run and if it went well I was going to take them with me on the race. As it was, I didn't want to turn back to get them. Plus, I wanted to run this whole distance without stopping to really see if I could do it. So I just continued on.
It was hard! I've run that distance before, and certainly close to that distance many times. But for whatever reason I fought this one the whole way. I remember feeling like this last year just before the one race I'd been looking forward to all year. Kind of burned out, and eager to get it over with and then just move on to running without a training plan.
Around 5-6 miles in I wanted to quit so badly. Which is odd, because I frequently run over that distance. But I pressed on. By about 9 miles I started thinking ... why am I running 12.1 today? Are you thinking that I was considering quitting???
What I was questioning was why didn't I just run the whole 13.1!
So yes, it was a fail because I didn't do what I had planned .... but it was a grand success because I did more.
When I got home I felt a bit like I'd been run over by a truck, but actually not too horrible. I decided to grab my camera and take a pic (since I'm horrible about posting pics of myself).
I took these two ...
but I always feel kind of silly taking pics of myself just standing there, and the trampoline was sitting there beckoning!
What can I say? I'm just a big ol' kid. Ou first trampoline was actually purchased fo ME, not the kids. I did gymnastics as a kid and ALWAYS wanted a trampoline. I've kept up with it enough that I can still do a few tricks (with less than perfect form).
Here's a little sampling:
And a couple back tucks
I was surprised that I had the muscular strength to still pull off these tricks after this run. I was a bit scared to try because I thought I might crumble. But after a few bounces it all felt good.
Afterwards I went and had a cold bath (those are miserable), then a hot shower. I was tired, but not as burnt out as I often am after a long run like that. Hey, maybe the trampoline jumping helped! HAHAHA
Hope everyone had a great weekend!