Yesterday was quite the day. I ran 18 miles and then spent the rest of the afternoon drinking, which seems to happen quite often during my marathon training.
It was pouring rain when I woke up, so I considered moving my long run to Sunday, but I really didn’t want to put it off. I knew running 18 miles (+ recovery time) would take up most of my day, so I just wanted to get it over with it.
Running 18 miles meant that I’d be out in the rain for about 3 hours, so I used MapMyRun.com to create two 9-mile loops around my town, so I could stop home to change my socks (to prevent blisters) and fill up my FuelBelt with water.
It was raining pretty hard for the first few miles of my run, but it eventually cleared up and the sun came out.
After Mile 9, I stopped at home, but I didn’t bother to change my socks. I said hi to Murphy, chugged down some water mixed with GU Brew, and headed out to finish my run.
I finished my 18 miles in just under 3 hours, but this run was really tough for me. My hip didn’t boterh me, but I ended up walking a few times because I was so exhausted. I don’t remember it being so difficult the last time I ran 18 miles. Last weekend’s 16-miler was pretty rough too. Before my hip issues, my long runs were no problem for me. I wish I knew what was going on. Blah.
Once I got my life together, I made an egg sandwich with cheddar cheese on a Sandwich Thin for lunch. I also ate a Larabar and drank an iced coffee with soy milk.
A little while later, Mal and I drove up to Cambridge for a wine tasting with City Wine Tours. A few weeks ago, the co-founders of City Wine Tours invited us to take a tour for free. Thanks, guys!
Mal and I did the Harvard Square tour, which ended up being more of a historical walking tour than a wine tasting. The majority of the two-hour tour focused on Harvard and its history.
I enjoyed the tour, but I wanted to taste more wine! Isn’t that why you do wine tours?
At the end of the tour, our “wine ambassador” suggested the South End tour if you’re more interested in the wine and less in the historical aspect. Maybe we’ll try that one next!
After the wine tour, I did my own little beer tasting of Harvard Square. I had a Post Road Pumpkin Ale (delish!) at The Grendel’s Den and a Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale (tasty, but hoppy) at Grafton Street.
FYI: The beer selection at Grafton Street was excellent! There were lots of fun and exciting beers on tap. They definitely know how to do beer there!
After our adventures in Harvard Square, Mal and I came home, ate dinner, and went to bed early. It was a happening night in the Haupert household!