Our very first full day of vacation I wanted to get in another 20 miler. My only rule for vacation is that I got to sleep in and well, that was pretty stupid as I didn't start the run until after 10:00am and it was already hot!!!
This is my, "I'm hot and it's only 8 miles" look.
Dave was my navigator and carried all my water and gels for me. (My parents were watching the baby.) It was so nice to have company. I miss him riding with me during my long runs.
Lots and lots of refreshments. Late in the run I actually stopped at McDonald's and added a lot of ice which I put down my shirt and into my water.
The run was long and I suffered through a lot of it. I might pacts with myself that I could drink every half mile, or that I could stop when I reached the next mile marker.
When I reached the unexpected bridge I stopped, turned around and declared, NO! I'M NOT GOING!!! But I sucked it up and went anyway.
At 18-1/2 miles we were in Coligny Square where there were dancing fountains, and well, I joined all the kids in a refreshing dance through them.
Finally we were back in the neighborhood where we were staying. We got a little lost, I finished the run, and then jumped on the back of Dave's bike to ride back to the house. I did not want to walk one more step.
Jen Harrison-ing after the run.
I did a 10 mile run a few days later and had a great run. At least it was redeeming from this sub-par 20 miler. And then I ended the week with a 5K race. More on that in another post.