Saturday I added a mile to my training. I felt every bit of that extra mile. The whole run was absolutely terrible, one problem after another. But...all of the problems could have totally been avoided. First off, I make it a point to NOT run in the heat of the day. Saturday, however, had been cloudy, rainy...absolutely no sun. In fact, I hadn't really seen sun in a week. I had to be out of town early Saturday morning, so I put off my run until the afternoon thinking it'd be fine since the sun wasn't out. Well, don't think the sun didn't decide to finally make an appearance right when I started running. It was SO HOT!! Lesson 1 learned: ONLY early morning or later evening runs in the summer time...even if it's been cloudy and/or rainy!
I didn't take water with me on my run and I already promised myself I wasn't running without water anymore. Oops. Yeah, BIG oops. I was dying! I actually had to take a break about 3/4 of the way through to rest a minute and get some water. Turns out I rested a little too long and downed too much water considering I still had a little ways to go. It was really hard to get going again and when I did get going I honestly thought I was going to throw up. I could literally feel the water sloshing around in my stomach. Lesson 2 learned: take water with you, but don't down too much at a time while you're running!
I was dogsitting (imagine that) this weekend so I wasn't at home. I didn't have my shoes with me so I borrowed some. Don't worry, I was dogsitting at my sister's, so it's not like I borrowed some stranger's shoes. Although I might as well have. That was a huge mistake. I have the worst blisters on my heels STILL. I got up this morning (it's now Monday) at 4:15 to get ready for my Monday a.m. fitness class and when it came time to put my shoes on it killed so badly. I couldn't do it. Lesson 3 learned: be careful changing up shoes!
So Saturday was probably the worst run I've had so far but it was also the farthest distance I've gone so far, so what an accomplishment! (That's me trying see the good and think positively...)
Like I mentioned, I missed my fitness class this morning but there was no way I could skip running tonight since I didn't run yesterday. So tonight I slapped some band-aids on a sucked it up for one of my best runs yet. Tonight was awesome. HARD, but I did it. The only regret I have from today is that I didn't slap on the band-aids and suck it up at 4:15 this morning and make it to my class. Really missed it. Won't miss that again.