I got up at 4:30 and was on the road by 5. I ran strong the entire time at a slightly faster pace than the 16 miler two weeks ago. I was feeling great about this run until I mapped it out on Daily mile. It was only 15.4 miles! WTF! I guess this is why Garmins come in handy.
I had it all planned out ahead of time. I would basically run the same route I used for the 16 miler and add two more while on the greenway. About ten minutes into my run I decided to change things up a bit. Under the original itinerary, I would hit Starbucks just after 5 miles. I use this as a water stop and I thought it was pointless to refill so soon. When I came to the stop light, instead of turning right toward Starbucks, I went left for what I thought was two miles. It was really only about a mile and a half. Then when I came to the greenway, which I would have used to add 3miles, it was covered in dirt and mud. The greenway is really a flood plane and with all the rain we’ve been getting it washed a lot dirt up onto the pavement. I decided not to use the greenway because my shoes are white and I just got them! Instead, I would go past my house and down this other street that I thought would give me a total of 4 more miles. Wrong. Also, I hate passing the house. It’s way too tempting to stop and go home. And I don’t know what it is lately, but when I get to my street my stomach starts telling me to head for home, but this time I couldn’t! I still had 4 (theoretical) miles left to run. When I finally got home it was really bad. I had locked the door before I left thinking that the fam would be up by the time I got back. They weren’t. I went nuts, ringing the door bell, and pounding on the door. I seriously thought I was going to have to drop trou in my own shrubbery. Thankfully my husband came down in the knick of time. Thanks babe, for saving me from crapping my pants. I appreciate it.
In closing, I must say that the Espresso Love Gu, and Mocha Cliff Shot are both very good, and my Minimus were comfortable the whole way. And I didn’t crap my pants.
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