What a busy 48 hours…
Friday – 4 hour trail run. Mostly uneventful. We decided to hit the trails with the all hills and just push through it. Since my GPS watch will not track well in the woods we always set a time rather than distance. About 3 hours into the trails I stop for a quick check of the map and I get a feeling that to most would not be welcomed… fatigue…. And I realize that I long for this feeling. To work my body to limits of fatigue is gratifying and I feed off of this. I want to push on even after the 4 hour mark but with the sun setting this will end what was a wonderful trail adventure.
Saturday – Coffee and cleaning filled my morning. The afternoon was filled with a band competition for my 13 year old. He won TWO ribbons and I am thrilled for him. What a kid! A quick ride home and within minutes I hit the YMCA for a 30 elliptical workout and 25 minute sauna escape. I love the heat!
Sunday – 10 mile run… or so that was the plan. A friend and I ride downtown for a run through the park. This place is just beautiful. Since I normally seem to take the lead on most runs I offer her this role and she leads us to the steepest most growling hills. Add some serious stomach issues and I dash to my first bathroom stop after only running 3 miles. So off we go again. Another 2 miles and I am praying to the Gods for another bathroom. What is happening? Can someone open the heavens and place a bathroom 5 feet in front of me. I am now at a level 9 out of 10!! Now walking I manage to make it another ½ mile and dash into another bathroom. That it is… I am done. We finish it with a mile run back to the car. Quick ride home and straight to you guessed it… the bathroom. SO… this afternoon my husband and I decided to cycle. I must admit that the 15 miles were hard. Hello…. 5 hours of running and a 15 mile cycle all within 48 hours. Ice bath here I come. Beer next will follow.
Birthday is over. My husband fixed the most fantastic meal and treated me so sweetly over these past few days. I am a truly lucky girl. What a chef!!
Tomorrow I will finish my 10 mile run and maybe hit the sauna for another sauna escape.