I ran 4 miles tonight. That’a the longest in quite a long while (8ish months?) I’ve been struggling to get past 2.5 so I was sort of shaking in my boots. Plus my back is cranky. Just before I was to hit a mile I thought maybe I’ll walk a couple minutes every mile. And I did. And it was suddenly way more feasible, and less deathy and even some fun. Now that I’m up to 4 miles and am running more than 25 minutes my brain starts to wander a little more. This is where it went tonight.
7:21 Damnit. My water bottle was open when I lay it on the ground to stretch. Now it’s mostly empty
7:23 run start
7:24 Crap, these capris have stretched too much. I hope they don’t fall down
7:26 Yep, and there goes my underwear with the pants
7:28 Ooh. Right. There’s a water fountain fills bottle
7:31 The Hood blimp!! And the Prue! And the sunset! I love it here!
7:36 stopped at a cross walk Are my elbows sweating?! My elbows are sweating! That can happen?!
7:40 running along the Harvard side of the Charles Oh there’s some community advisors doing group exercises
7:42: Wow it’s really nice out here tonight. This weather is excellent.
7:51: I can’t believe I’m far enough into training I have to start thinking about GUs
7:55: Oooooh I deeply regret the amount of cheese I’ve eaten in the last three days
7:58: crossing the Harvard pedestrian bridge Um. I think I’m going to stop here for a minute. Yup. I am. leaning over to touch my toes Oh yes. That’s amazing. Let’s do this for a minute
8:00: I dumped water from my water bottle AGAIN? Learn to close that thing, will you?!
8:02: Another community advisor group.
8:04: And another.
8:07: This is the worst. I hate it.
8:08: 3 miles. I’m really running. This is the best!
8:11: It’s kind of dark out here. I guess I have to start paying attention to sunsets again. DO NOT LIKE
8:18: Done. 4 miles! Woooooo!
8:19: Oooof. Let’s sit down for a minute
This is post run, but critical
8:45: Where’s dinner?
This is post dinner and waiting for laundry to dry
10:21: Can I sleep now please?
Hearts and moar summer please
Great run! I often get bored on my runs and find this kind of dialogue happening but yours is so much better. Mine is like “oh look, another squirrel and nut. Don’t step on the acorns you will turn your ankle. Oops stepped on the acorn anyway!” So nothing really fun here! 🙂
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Great post. Hear my voice in your head, SHUT YOUR WATER BOTTLE
you really shouldn’t be thinking about gu on a 4 mile run….
Oh. Not on a 4 mile run. But mileage starts to ramp up now and 6 or 7 mile runs (that take me 70-90 minutes) are coming up in three weeks. And for those I think about gu.
I LOVE this, Liz! So so funny. 🙂 Hugs! Kath