I thought this morning’s run would never, ever end! I felt like I “passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
Seriously, it was so tough. I struggled through the entire thing. I thought running 15 miles would seem like cake compared to running 20 miles, but it was still really hard. Holy cow. Plus, running out in the country through long stretches of forest was a little boring and even sort of creepy at times. I’m so glad to cross this run off of my list!
Before I headed out to run, I ate my usual breakfast of peanut butter + banana. I didn’t snap a photo, so here’s a little reenactment:
Mal and I must have underestimated our run a little bit because my Garmin only said 14.67 when I arrived back home. I thought about running until I hit 15 miles, but I was truly exhausted. I just didn’t have it in me.
- Mile 1: 9:10
- Mile 2: 8:56
- Mile 3: 9:02
- Mile 4: 9:01
- Mile 5: 9:02
- Mile 6: 9:15
- Mile 7: 9:19
- Mile 8: 9:29
- Mile 9: 9:33
- Mile 10: 9:29
- Mile 11: 9:34
- Mile 12: 9:39
- Mile 13: 9:32
- Mile 14: 9:34
- Mile 15 (0.67): 6:15
The pug was so excited to see me when I returned from my run. His happy pug face immediately cheered me up!
I received lots of kisses!
Even one right in the eye!
By the time I got home, Mal had already stretched and showered. Who is he!?!
While I showered and dressed, Mal made us lunch, which was ham and Swiss sandwiches with mustard on whole wheat bread.
A little while later, I ate a container of Chobani with some Kashi mixed in.
Then, I drank a glass of apple cider. Now, I think I am satisfied!
My family’s Christmas Eve party is in about an hour. I still need to bake brownies!
Merry Christmas Eve!!!