Saturday, April 10, 2010

7 weeks from today!!!!!!!!

I took a week off after my hamstring mishap.  I ran 5 miles with my Thursday group and my hamstring let me know it was there but I did not pull it again.  It does not like going uphill.  I refrained from running yesterday in hopes of getting some mileage in today.  My hamstring doesn't hurt anymore when I'm going about my normal every day life.  So, I put on my compression shorts and headed out for Hudson Mills.  I just said I will do what I can do and if I make it to 16 miles that will be great.  I didn't run very fast.  Things went pretty good, I ran the original 3 mile loop and the extension and then that trail that goes off by the extension and goes under Territorial Rd, (I don't even know what it is called and I don't even know what that big field is where the trail ends up) then back to the car.  That was 8.5 miles.  I refilled my water and gatorade and was off again to run the 7 mile route again.  I made it to 15.8 miles and could not go another step.  I could see the park office building (I was parked on the other side of the building).  I staggered like a drunk across a playground full of children to get to the building.   I used the restroom then went to the car.  My hamstring was good, it was EVERYTHING else that hurt.  My calves hurt so bad.  I didn't think I could drive at first.  I drank my Luna recovery drink,  listened to a voice mail and then sent a text message then decided to give it a try!  I made it home but thought I was going to crash to the ground when I tried getting out of the car.  I was so stiff.  A hot shower and a nap felt really good!! 
I ate Gu Chomps and sport beans today.  I like sport beans!!  I need to compare them to Gu to see how they compare.  I hate Gu.  I thought it would grow on me but it isn't growing on me one little bit.  It is nasty and slimey.  I can handle Gu Chomps, they are softer than Shot Blocks and much easier to eat.  I just wish they came in cherry.  I am going to fiddle around with the packages and see how they fit in the little pouch on my marathon belt.  It's not very big but it stretches; it will fit 6 Gu packets perfectly.  I don't carry anything else.

I am so tired right now.  I had all kinds of stuff to write about but it's not going to happen tonight.  Maybe tomorrow.    I also have a headache so I am going to go to bed and try to get up in time to go to church in the morning. 

Runner Nerd
very tired and worn out

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