Well I did it. I completed the 20 miler. Though this far from my first marathon, this is the first time I have ever hit 20 miles in a training plan. Truthfully I wasn't going to do 20 but thought I would see if I could eek it out....and I guess I surprised myself. It went pretty well despite my sore sore muscles and angry Achilles tendons. (Sore muscles were from volunteering at Olympic Day at the kids' school....I was on the Tug of War station and I forgot that I am not 18 any more. Those kindergartners are STRONG! The angry Achilles was after I had the Graston Technique done. Ouch)
Oh I forgot how much I love the lakes. I am so lucky to live so close to the Chain of Lakes. It is such a beautiful area. I am still feeling great but there are a lot of people here walking these paths.
Now I remember why I hate running here at the lakes.....too many people to dodge. If I trip over one more dog I am going to scream! Get the #$@^ out of my way!!! No more pod casts to entertain me and I can't get this iPod to shuffle! I love this song but I don't want to listen to it over and over.
If I have to stop at one my stop light my legs will not start up again. Oh I really hate running in the middle of the city. Nice route I picked.
Kill me. Kill me. Kill me. Oh shit....according to my Garmin I am going to be a mile short on this run. #$#@@%!!!!!!!
I hate this crap. This is ridiculous. Why am I doing this again?
Left. right. left. right.
I feel like I could pick up the pace a bit. Whoa, where did this second wind come from? Oh look, I see my house!!
Mile Point 1
Just a few......more.......steps.....and.................DONE!
Dang that was awesome! It is now taper time!!
Somehow I made it to my couch and didn't move for the rest of the night. Chubby Hubby and I watched the latest Sci Fi block buster MegaPython versus Gatoroid. The best part about it was it starred Debbie Gibson and Tiffany!!! Please note that I am not into Sci Fi at all....these titles are a like a train wreck and you just have to watch!