Learned It the Hard Way. Never underestimate the power of a good pre-run snack! NEVER.
Today's Run. Know why I dispensed that wisdom about a pre-run snack? I didn't have one today (I had lunch at about noon, and ran at 5:15 p.m., without a snack). Today's run was not sooo hot. I didn't go as far as I would like - which was to complete Aneta's virual race of 7.some random number miles - and it took me quite a while. Girls, I was sooo not feeling it. I ran by Keith's office to use the restroom and I almost begged him to drive me home because I really didn't want to run back. Pride overtook the wimp out of me. I sucked the suckiness up and ran home - one foot in front of the other. Tomorrow, I will run the remaining 1.something something mile to finish up the virtual race. Maybe I will redo one on Saturday when I fuel up and hydrate myself properly. I know I can do better than this.
O0ps. I had some O0ps moments today too. All in all, 2 bugs flew into my eyes (one left on my way out, and one right, on my way back). Keith offered me some soda for my bottle, which I accepted, because that was some nice cold soda instead of my lukewarm Powerade. When I took the first sip of the soda, I got sprayed in the face by the carbonation and got sprinkled some Diet Coke. Not a good idea for soda in the bottle. And O0ps, I cheated on Buttercup again today.
Crunching the Numbers.
See ... so not feeling it eh? But on a positive note, I finished 6 miles instead of 3.
Lesson learned. Will eat before run. Will freeze some fluids in my bottle before my run so the fluids will stay cool.