Did you ease into your Saturday morning by sleeping in? I didn't. My alarm went off an hour earlier than it does during the week to allow HM and I to get our "long" run out of the way before it got hot. The training plan said 5 miles. Normally this is my "I can feel cool in front of others when I talk about my long run even though it is not that difficult of a distance" distance. My poor body, however, had a different agenda. I was still so sore and stiff from my 2 sessions of Xtend Barre this week, it hurt getting out of bed. So, I did what some of you hardcore sweets do and wore compression socks (my calfs were the worst).
|I had to face away from the hill in order to smile|
Now some of you sweets know that we are training for this bad boy:
|South Valley Half 8-20-11, Herriman Utah|
|Like a hummingbird, I glisten in the sun|
But 'Ol HM Five Fingers was like "whats the big deal?" I usually like him a lot more than I did on this run. I considered explaining physics to him and how my legs are so much shorter than his, but since I could not breath I decided to keep it to myself.
|So you can run uphill and stand on one foot, big deal|
The rest of the run went smoothly enough but I never got into an easy stride. My whole body was stiff from playing ballerina this week. I eventually turned the last corner and was greeted by the final stretch....which physics says is downhill if you have already run up the hill......hello downhill, my dear, dear friend.
|Watch this hummingbird fly!|
All done and time to hydrate. Last week, 71% of you choose H2O as your preferred way to cool down after a hot and sweaty day. Followed by beer (lushes). This week I want to know if I am alone in my hill hate, so let's play a game of would you rather, shall we?
Would you rather:
Run 1 mile uphill
Run 3 miles downhill
Run 5 miles flat
Watch 6 hours of TV
Can't wait to hear what you sweets think! The poll is located on the top right of my blog.