Hey there! What a cryptic title, right?!? it is actually sorta cheesy to be honest 😉 It is referring to my back-to-back river runs! Woot! Yesterday I ran the river after work. it was just what I needed after a stressful work week. The weather was wonderful and my run was fascinating as it included mind-blowing views of the damage done by the previous night’s storm. there was so much debris and I kept skdlkjf myself for not bringing my phone for its camera. grrr. oh well. Anyway, it was lovely and I was actually intereviewed by a local TV crew. Ha. I wonder if I made it 😉 I had actually just “rescued” a little turtle who was stuck in the middle of the bike path. I thought he might have been dead, but when I picked him up he moved. I brushed his (why am I assuming he was male?) shell off as it was caked with mud and grass from the storm. I put him closer to the water, away from traffic.
Anyway, I did decide to run garmin-less this weekend. I just want to take it ewasy for this portion of my half mary training. I find it so much more relaxing and fun when I don’t bring my Garmin. I do recognize the benfits of my Garmin, though, and will begin using it, albeit sporadically. I did the run in about an hour.
What are your thoughts on the Garmin thing?
(Photo taken from the lovely Tina of CarrotsNCake)
So today I was ready for a rest day and planned on running the loop (8.5) tomorrow (Sunday). But, K called and suggested we run the river. I love running with her but said no because I needed to do a lot of work. But, I have been REALLY stressed out lately and honestly the only thing that has been relieving has been running, so eventually I called K and told her I was in! We ran a relaxing 4 miles (2 out, 2 back) by the river. The conditions were SO much better! Yesterday there were parts of the path that were entirely flooded and there were areas where you had to climb up onto a grassy muddy embankment to get by. Today was entirely different as the path was completely clear. There was, however, a ton of debris still, maybe even more. Anyway, it was a nice run, although I was a bit sore from yesterday’s. K is always fun to talk to and the miles go by.
Now, for refueling. I DEFINITELY needed to do a good deal of this. I also made a commitment to refuel a bit healthier than I have been lately. Sometimes I LOVE to dig into a bag of chips post-run, but I feel like that is SO contradicting! I just did something so great for my body and now I am eating junk? Hmmm… so yesterday I had chips (junk) AND and apple 😉 NOW, for today, I had VERY healthy re-fueling. I am proud! Look!
All together now
I even went as healthy as I could by drinking (drum roll please)…
As you could probably tell, I kinda enjoy diet soda, so this was more difficult for me than the chips swap 😉 I really needed it though so it tasted magnificent! A while later I had
Boy, all of this activity is making Oscar tired 🙂
Anyway, how is your weekend going?!? ENJOY!