|Woah, I burned at least 1200 calories!!!|
I have really begun to like the feeling after a really long run where you are just spent, and you have expended all of your resources. It is cleansing in a way. Not just that, but I ran a total of 24.5 miles this week! It is the highest mileage week yet!
I haven't run this far in my town so I wasn't sure how to build it all up. I used www.mapmyrun.com this morning to get an idea of which streets to turn on, etc. Then I used Nike+GPS for tracking. I also made sure my phone was fully charged, because the app drains the battery.
Let's see...what else? One of the things that annoys me about trying to keep a blog of my running journey is that during my runs I get all of these great ideas, then once I get to the computer, I have forgotten them! It is true though that running boosts creativity.
The weather was pretty good. It was cloudy with patches of sun, then around mile 9 it was just all clouds, some pretty dark. I was kind of afraid of being rained on at the hardest part of my run, but the rain held off thank goodness! I wore sunblock on my face but not my body. By the time I got home I had a pretty good tanline, which proves that the sun is just as strong behind clouds!
This weekend is Friends and Family weekend at the Nike Outlet here in town so I got to buy a few new items for working out!
|I finally bought a running skirt! It's so cute and I only paid $20 :)|
|I wasn't sure about these because they hit my calf in a weird place but I wore them today and LOVE them!!|
|Don't you love this shirt? I couldn't pass it up!!|
Back to the run...I guess I mentioned the clothing because I wore the pants and was glad that they worked out. No chafing or bunching anywhere :) I will also love wearing it to power yoga. However, my tank was not as great. I usually wear a t-shirt. My inner arms near the armpit chafed around mile 9 on...not fun! Time to buy some:
Or maybe try these out:
|Note to self...filling my little accessory pants pocket with beans doesn't work very well. As I started to sweat, the sweat whicked away but still got to the beans and they stuck together and to my pants...|
My body felt so great overall though. I didn't have any problems at all! I'm pretty tired though and resting/recovering. As a post-race celebratory treat, I ordered one of these from Fultano's pizza:
|Yummy Chicken Pesto Pizza w/ Sun-dried Tomatoes and Artichokes!|