I can’t wait until I get into the double digits. It won’t be much longer!
Friday, I was actually aiming for 9 miles; however, my knees started hurting around 7.5 so I decided to cut it short. I try to listen to my body as much as possible and running through knee pain is not good. It was SUPER hot (obviously considering I didn’t leave until 11:30!) so I decided to try out my camelbak. Can you say – hydration? It helps SO much! Plus, it’s so nice being able to drink water whenever you want without having to carry a water bottle in your hand. Why did I wait this long to try it out? Oh yeah, I’m lazy. That’s right. Well, I’ll be using this a lot on future runs!
Problems with the camelbak:
- It bounced around – fix – I tied the straps around my waist to hold it in place
- The left shoulder strap kept rubbing my shoulder – fix – I twisted the strap around so the outside part was on my shoulder. I think there’s something on the inside edge that it sharp or something.
- Can you say “back chafing?” – fix – ??? Please???? I didn’t notice the chafing until I got in the shower! Ouch!
I took two energy gel packs with me. Gu “Mint Chocolate” & Carb Boom! “Strawberry Kiwi.” I’m starting to like the flavors of gels. My favorite is still the Hammer Gel “cinnamon apple” though. I took the first one around 3 miles & the second around mile 6.
I totally took pictures of the chafing, so you’re in for a treat when I get those pictures up here! haha. Do you know how hard it is to take pictures of your back? REALLY HARD!!
The Sunday run was meant to be – fast – slower – fast. Is there a name for that? Tempo? I don’t know. I looked down at my watch around .3 miles and saw that my pace was around 7:30!! What?? That was not on purpose. At all. I slowed myself down after I saw that. Lap 2 actually would be a lot slower; however, there was some guy walking the trails. All you need in order to run faster is a creeper to run away from.
The plan is to make it to 9 or 10 miles sometime this week!
The ASYMCA mud run!! I’m so excited! I know a few people running it. Unfortunately, my race bff isn’t going to be able to participate. She’s having some medical problems, so make sure to keep her in your thoughts!
Christina: I’m going to kick this race’s butt in your honor girl!
Jordan just got into town, so we’re going to hit up some thrift stores. Work at 5, but I promise to post food pictures asap! Especially the ones from cheesecake factory!