I passed the bank again around mile 20, as I headed home and it read 54 degrees. It was about 10:15 and I already had 20 miles under my belt -- woo hoo! I saw people heading out for Mother's Day brunch and I passed the diner in my neighborhood. I get famished on a long run, but never would call myself hungry. I was definitely hungry at this point and smelling pancakes and bacon were making me crave the cinnamon rolls that I was going to have with the kids when I arrived home!!!
22 mile after workout glow
I ran the entire 22 miles (minus my stop for a costume change 5 minutes in!) without stopping! I felt greatly confident upon my return home to the adorable little people waiting to greet me when I got home and shower me with handmade projects! I had a huge smile on my face when I opened the front door and my husband say, "WOW, and she's even smiling .... I never looked like that after a 22 mile run!".
I had 22 miles of peace-and-quiet Mother's Day morning!!! And, let me tell you ... it wasn't quiet after I returned home at 10:40 AM!
I was greeted at home with a ton of handmade cards, projects and dixie cup flowers. I also received a geranium in a pot handmade by my Little Diva and Little Dude. I also got a one-year membership to Team Sports Beans, which include all of these fabulous goodies!! I'm a Sports Beans fanatic, though I also fuel with several different brands of energy gel, chewables and such.
Then, I had my cinnamon rolls with the kids, showered, cleaned up the house, dropped Little Dude off at my in-laws and met up with my family and my other in-laws at Little Diva's dance recital #2 of the weekend, watched 2 1/2 hours of other kids dancing on stage, watched 2 minutes of my own child dancing, picked up Little Dude and got a pizza to-go and chowed down! I bathed the kids, put them in bed at 8:00 and I apologized to my husband that I was exhausted and went to bed at 8:30 PM!!!! I was out within 5 minutes.
About the Zensah Seamless Running Bra
As I mentioned earlier, I tried out the Zensah Seamless Running Bra for the first time on this long 22 mile run. I'm usually skeptical about trying anything new during a race or on a long training run. But, it was too cold to wear one of my technical tanks with a built-in bra and I needed to wear a bra under my technical shirt on Sunday. So, I decided to give the bra a try.
Zensah said that they have "developed the most comfortable running bra in the world". And, they may just be right! I loved it. Whenever I have run with other sports bras, I get chaffing underneath (even with using anti-chaffing sticks). I never had chaffing underneath, or anywhere else. Nothing irritated me, no itching, scratching, etc. The girls stayed in place the entire time and I never had to adjust it. With other running bras, I get gaps underneath or the bra shifts as I sweat and "soak through" a bra. I never had that problem the entire 22 miles and I came home without any chaffing or bleeding under my chest yesterday. It was great!!
Oh, if I could only look like this!
I usually wear a 36 C and took a Medium/Large and it fit PERFECTLY!
S/M: 32ABC - 34AB
M/L: 34ABC - 36AB
The bra comes in black, pink, baby blue, green and white.
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