Yesterday was probably one of the worst runs I've had so far. I was excited to get out there. A little nervous. It was 9 miles, and I haven't done that since pre-injury. And T was out-of-town, so I had to go solo. It was hot...really really hot. And the first 4 miles took everything out of me. I did a loop so when I came back around to my car, I stopped to have some water and called T. I needed some encouragement to get back out there and finish. He encouraged, and I went. Finished in 1:46 minutes. I wanted to finish in 1:45, so I was pretty pleased with myself...and everything that it took to get there.
I learned alot on yesterday's run. I learned that 2 big glasses of water are not enough. I learned that if I'm running a long run solo, I should prolly take my cell phone (the toothless guy that I passed a few times kinda creeped me out...it was probably the 12 pack of Milwakee's Beast he had in his bike basket that made me nervous). I learned that I run too fast when I'm listening to music. I learned that when the weather channel says "sunset is at 8:04pm" that doesn't mean that it will be dark. I learned that in GA, that even with waiting until 6:30pm to start running, it is still freakin hot. I learned that I can talk to myself and carry on pretty good conversations. I realized that I like running with a partner. I realized that I can do this.
[Deleted story about how I gave someone speeding up behind me in the middle of the road the finger. He was wrong. I probably was a little. I didn' t like the way the story sounded so I deleted it. I gave someone the finger for driving like a maniac, while I, the pedestrian, was in complete compliance with my road running etiquette...okay, so I know Miss Manners wouldn't call giving someone the finger "etiquette" but man did it make me feel better.]
Hope everyone is having a great Easter!