Weekly Workouts Roundup Wk of 12/31
So today was the last long[er] run before the Women’s Half Marathon!
Last dance…last chance…for…LoOoooOOOveee
Ok quit it Kat, you know you can’t sing!
Seemingly, I know I’ve been a nut running 12-13 miles every Saturday anyway…I pretty much run a half marathon without running a half marathon. You know what though? I needed that. I am one to learn by repetition and if that’s what it takes to get my nerves out before I tackle this first “A” race and then another half every month through April of next year, then so be it!
I also got to try my new Halo headband. It worked awesome! It has a little band of rubber inside that wicks away the sweat from your face! I need more of these; and I heard they make hats! I also might not have been sweaty-sweaty because it was kind of cold this morning … for Florida. Starting at 5:45am, I went for 14 miles this morning. The only icky part of today’s run was my first time feeling calf tightness half way though and my first time chafing! Yep, never chafed. Around mile 8 I noticed my right arm (under the underarm part) was hurty and saw it was chafed. Great, another area to
slab miracle ointment on!
The group is still trying to adjust to having a consistent speed on long runs; since we’re “cold weather runners” and we keep speeding up and then slowing down…like little confused track stars. We have to keep each other in line, particularly on long runs, so we keep a consistent pace. That’s what friends are fooooooooor.
I know I am more than ready.. especially when I’m armed with lots of ice packs, Dwayne my Garmin, and packs of anti-inflammatory gel that I cling on to for life.
Bring it, Women’s Half!
I am attempting my first time making kale chips. I have a feeling I used too much salt, but I’ll still devour them. Take 2 will be much better I’m sure 😉
Happy Saturday! Are you chillaxing like me today?