Saturday’s 20 Miler

May 14, 2011

One of today’s “highs“. . . . .there are buds finally on the trees! 🙂

I am excited for how green everything is going to look in a couple of weeks!

Now we just need some rain for the brown grass.

Another “high” for today. . . . my long run!

Distance: 20 miles

Time: 3 hours

Once again, I split up my run by running 5 miles to my friend Jen’s place, then we ran 10 miles together, and then I ran 5 miles back home. It was the perfect way to break up the distance.

For the majority of the run, I felt really good. It was windy and running against the wind was kind of brutal, but the temperature was comfortable and the sun was a-shining!

I did get really thirsty and needed some fuel towards the end. (I only took one gel packet, which was not enough!) I even started to feel slightly light-headed, which I knew wasn’t good, but I made it!

As soon as I stepped through the door, I made a beeline for food!

I was craving something salty + sugar (for quick energy)+ something cold to drink!

Normally I would never drink pop, but I got this free at school and the thought of this carbonated, cold beverage sounded absolutely wonderful after my run today. And it was! (I felt a little better knowing it wasn’t made with high fructose corn syrup.)

There was also tons of water consumed (and other food too)!

After eating, I took an ice bath, and then got ready to head to school to work on grades. (Only 4 more days of school left!)

Although, before heading to school, I made a pit-stop at Starbucks to partake in their happy hour: half-priced Frappuccinos! (Tomorrow’s the last day!)

I ordered a tall decaf light mocha coconut frappuccino. (No way did it come off the tongue like that when I ordered it though!)

For the past couple hours, I worked on grades, but I am only about half-way done. I’m going to need to come back tomorrow to finish. Oh well, it’s all good.

I’m off to get some dinner!

    1. Splitting up the 20 miler like that is such a good way to not get overwhelmed. Running 20 miles itself is pretty impressive too!

    1. I need to try Starbuck’s fraps now. Everyone is talking about them. Everyone. Hahah.

    1. Congrats on a good 20 miles! That’s way more than I ran today! Also, your running ‘do looks so cute! I look a mess when I run. 🙂

    1. Congrats on a great run and having your grades almost finished! I can hardly believe the school year is almost over, next week is our last normal week. We have our field trip and field day the week after and then a four day week the next! Yay for summer!

    1. Someday I’ll get to 20 miles! For now I’m just working on running 4-5 without my knees bugging me. Baby steps.

    1. Great job on your 20! I love the way you break up the run into 3 parts. Good luck with all the grading.

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