Monday, April 25, 2011

So maybe I'll be ok...

Yesterday was my run date with O-No...and....I DID IT!!  I finished 9 miles!!

I saw this along the way....

and I HAD to stop to take a picture!  Baby ducks with their Momma ducks were EVERYWHERE!!  The lake we ran around is definitely beautiful!!

We ran 3 miles, walked 1 mile, ran 3 more, walked 1 more, then switched off running .5miles with walking .5 miles. I felt good most of the run.  Took a few shot blocks at the first walk break....drank LOTS of water along the way. But my legs were tired...and my feet felt like they were on fire on the bottom!  My breathing was good...and when I started to get tired O-No told me to sing and shake it out...and It helped!!

How mean is this? About half a mile into our run we saw an ice cream truck.  No biggie...running + ice cream probably not a good idea....until we realized they had popsicles....the good kind.  The kind I wanted BAD when I was hot and thirsty running my 9 miles.  So you would think we would forget about the ice cream man after a little while....BUT HE FOLLOWED US! I swear for 6 miles he kept catching up with us....taunting us with the fact that we didn't have any money on us. 

Then a little kid walked by with a green pop-ice.  I seriously contemplated stealing it from him...but at this point my legs were so tired he DEFINITELY would have been able to catch me!

So when we finished I looked like this....
...as I sat in the parking lot pretending to stretch (It really just felt good to sit down!!)  Followed by a trip to QuickTrip for a slushee....mmmm slusheees!!

Then like this....
**Picture to come**

...as I took my first ice bath!  And it helped a ton!!  I'm not sore at all today!!

4 comments:

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

It is getting closer and closer!!! Are you ready?? Dress warm! It's going to be cold and wet...at least cold for me! What is your race day plan? Email me if you want to try to meet or something!!
Amanda
5miles2empty@gmail.com

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Just found your blog and loving it! Following :)

Jessica said...

Thanks Christina!!

Jessica said...

Christina- checked out your blog and love yours as well! I can't comment from work, but as soon as I get internet at home I'll be all over yours!! Welcome to your newest follower!!