DAY 10 8.1 ( 5.31 Miles)
Today, I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to run. With that being said I decided to run a little later in the day. Im used to running in the hottest part of the day so it was different running without the intensity of the heat. I actually feel like the heat helps me run better. Being cool felt like it was holding me back or I wasn’t loosening up as fast as I normally would. Running was the second priority, I really was going out to take photos along the path for a potential photoshoot so that helped me get going and out of the house. Looking for locations also helped me get an extra 2 miles in on the run unexpectedly.
Day 11 8.2 (21.0 Miles)
Soo… I think i’m getting the downtown run itch again. I really wanted to check out the Blue Heron Reserve (10 Miles one way) that I passed by. Calculating how many waters and bananas I will be picking up along the way to make sure I have everything covered this time. Yeah I think running to the reserve and back will be the plan. I can get a quick breather at the reserve check out some of the Blue Heron and this way I can just run back home and to the waterfall for a well deserved cool down! Thinking of what music I should load up on before I go, Major Key has been pretty cool I only bump the first 5 tracks. Thinking of listening to Sun Ra to get the wheels turning and save some of the energetic songs for the run back.
Going over my Pre run checklist ..
Hour of yoga √
Hand wash and Dry shorts √
Load up music √
Review my will incase I collapse lol √
Time to Run it!
This run was -_- fun but intense. I felt something pop during yoga, that left me with a funny feeling in my left back but I knew once I started running all the minor pain would subside. It was nice and
sunny outside just how I like it. The stops/gas stations I was going to get water from were pre selected based on the first downtown run I made. I only planned on grabbing drinks 3 times. I pushed much further than I did the first time without pausing I would say about 6 miles in before taking a short walk breather and allowing my body to process the water I was sipping. at about 8 miles I had to grab something with sugar. I can tell when I need a boost so I picked up some coconut water, vitamin water, water water, and mango juice! This kept me alive and I continued to pace myself as I sipped. Around the 9 mile mark it began to ran and I was very thankful. I needed to cool down a little and I never knew how great running in the rain felt until that point. It seemed to revitalize me! The intention was to run to the Blue Heron Reserve but some how I either missed it or it was further than I thought either way the goal was to run 10 miles so when I heard 10 miles I began to run back. I wanted to stop at the reserve to rest a little but things change so I just kept pushing back. At this point i’m on auto pilot and wondering how in the world will I make it back. I started to think to myself It would of been easier for me to continue running downtown and take the train back… doubt was kicking in but I quickly kicked it out. Fast forward As I approached 19 miles the only thing keeping me going was hearing my Iphone finally say 20 miles…. I chanted to myself ( and out loud) cmon I know Im close.. say 20!!! and about 40 seconds later I heard it … 20 miles completed! Threw my hands up in the air and kept running! Soon after I just walked because my legs were giving in. I thought about going to the waterfall but the rainfall was enough for me to feel satisfied! After I made it in I had to
run drive out for coconuts mangoes pasta and pizza! It didn’t feel like 5 hours had passed, I was surprised to see what time it was.
Day 12 8.3 ( 0 miles)
Today Im going for 50 … just kidding more like 5. My sleep has been great lately. It is almost like I go into small comas when I doze off. As I was dozing off I had a dream that I was running still and my leg kicked up and hit the window. This made me laugh and turn in the opposite direction so that wouldn’t happen again. Id hate to get hurt while dream running ha. Hand washing my shorts everyday is becoming tedious but I feel like it is a necessary ritual. The time it takes to dry gives me time to get in a warm up yoga session.
Fast forward …. I decided to rest but had a universal coincidence led to nice workout session!