This morning we met for our second group run, 6 miles this time. We met on the opposite side of town from where I live, nearly a whole marathon’s distance from my home. But we got to run on a trail the whole time! It’s nice to not have the cars to worry about, I wish we had some of these paths around my house. (City of Las Vegas, are you listening? Plan better!)
It was very warm today, 85° according to my car when I was driving across town to make our 5:45 meeting time. The temps had reached the 90’s by the time we were done and leaving. So that meant the sweat was pouring off everyone. I had a lovely layer of a white film in my elbow pits at the completion of the run. I guess I need to drink even more. I will try to drink from the TNT stops along the way AND consume the water I’m carrying on my person.
My run felt really good. Honestly I live in constant fear that my knees are going to fail me. I try to take care of them as best I can and they’re a little achy from time to time, but nothing extreme like I’ve experienced in the past. That’s encouraging.
I’m starving right now. I ate a Larabar after the run, came home to eat Cheerios and a hard-boiled egg, yet two hours later I’m hungry again. But as soon as my husband gets off the treadmill, we’re going to Costco. They usually have plenty of samples around on Saturdays! 🙂
The worst pain I’m feeling right now has nothing to do with the running, it’s all due to work and sitting at a computer all day. I keep getting ergonomically correct peripherals (keyboard and mouse) but when my desk is so uncomfortable those devices are actually causing more pain. I feel like I have about a thousand little burning needles stuck in my upper back right now. Because of this I’m trying to keep off the computer for most of this weekend, so I need to wrap this up and get on with the day!
Hope everybody’s long runs were good this weekend. And for those of you who aren’t running, I hope you have something fun planned!