So, I got the 8 miles done....
In a rocking 11:26 pace!
I gave myself 13 min miles.
And i stopped for water twice.
And for Retreat once.
And to talk to a co-worker once.
And i still finished way under my goal.
And guess what else?
I felt like I coulda kept going...
I love my running legs.
And now for a tribute to Leaky Jeff.
He always has a good story about his leakiness...his frothiness...his hairy butt...wait, that has nothing to do with this post. At any rate, I found out yesterday that we have something in common. I too am a leaky runner. I'm not sure if it was the new shirt that I had on (that i now know why it was on clearance) but I sorta looked like...well, I just don't know how to say this...nicely...okay, here goes...I looked like I was lactating. Really. And that has never happened before. I mean, sure, I sweat. I sweat more than most. But my dri wick shirts usually take care of it for me. Like I said, now I know why these shirts were on clearance. Apparantely, the dri wick on these shirts works differently. And i didn't realize I was...um...lactating until well into mile 5. now, typically, i wouldn't care. I mean if someone is looking, then that is what they get, right? And I'm used to peeps staring. Cause, well, I'm just used to it. At any rate, what was so sad about this day was that I was running at work. So that means that every co-worker I stopped and talked to, every audit client that I passed and gave a nod and a polite smile to, every person who didn't know me...now knows me as the lactating girl.
I liked it better when I was known as "that girl that runs 40 laps around the track". Really.
Okay, so now that I've got that out of the way...and thanks Jeff for helping me to make this such a memorable post...cause without you man, I would have never posted this....
I do have a few relevant running questions for all you gurus out there.
1. When I run, I sweat (obviously...) but when I stop running...maybe after about 2 or 3 minutes of cooling down, I look like someone poured a bucket of water over my head. Why is that? I don't look like that while I'm running, so why would it happen AFTER I stop?
2. My left inner leg hurts for the first 3 miles. The bottom portion of my leg, next to my calf. It feels like a muscle ache...like the muscle is tight. But then it is tender to touch it to. After about 3 miles, it goes away. Got any suggestions to make it go away permanently?