Today is my day off from work, and long run scheduled. I've been going crazy since I haven't gotten a 20 mile run in forever so that was the plan.
Wednesday, I am musing over routes, where to drop water bottles, fussing about having to do this after work, when suddenly I thought "oh hell, just run to town and back. The IGA is your drop bag."
So plans changed a wee bit. Running to Newcomerstown and back is slightly less than 20 miles. I thought about making a detour to look at the landslide, then thought, nah!!
Roads were clear and the sun was shining. I really wasn't into the run. I kept thinking of bailing. I just shut up myself and concentrated on the podcasts I was listening to. Thank heaven for The No Agenda Show -about global politics with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak, and my new favorite podcast, a foodie one: The Restaurant Guys Radio I pretty much concentrated on listening, and moving forward. Before long, I was refueling at the IGA: free water, a Butterfinger Crisp bar, and a single serving potato chip bag-man those chips were good-I could tell I haven't had potato chips in a long time!!!
Usually the second half of my run is much more negative, but I did well after leaving town and heading for home. I was having a pain in my right hip flexor, and then the right hamstring tightened way up.
I got home, and just caught the husband taking the dogs out for their hike around the estate-so I joined them. I guess another 1/3 mile hike was good for a cool down.
Once back at the house, I gathered a bucket of snow. This was the first ice bath I've had in a long time and ooo did it hurt!! But already, a few hours later, I feel real good after the run.
So, while not quite the 20 miler (and nope, I'm not like Mikey or the Musick brothers, I did not feel the need to make it a double digit) I was glad to get a long run in.