Today’s run was tough. I started out strong with a good time and began the run at 6:30 – to beat the heat. Then realized I forgot to use the restroom before leaving the house. Next week will implement a 6 point check before going out the door – that being one of them.
So at mile 3 I stop by my Church to use the restroom thus the 17 minute mile. Continued running until mile 8 and 9 also walked some of mile 5 too – pretty hot. At mile 9 I was struggling. It was 85 degrees and 70% humidity. My stomach was upset too. Glad I was finished though.
My overall time isn’t great but hey – I did it. Really have a lot of work to do between now and October because right now if I had to do 26 miles, I don’t think I’d be able to finish. That is why it is necessary to train. I used some of my positive mantras and ran with bottle of watered down coconut water. Also had some nuts and raisins at mile 4 and 8 then again afterwards. Legs are pretty tired.
When I finished I did stretches and walked around a little. Then headed home. Had to stop in the middle of a city street to wait for a flock of geese to cross – too funny.
Have a great day!