I had twelve miles on my schedule for today and another ten miler next Sunday. Hubby also is running this marathon with me, so he has a similar plan. He finished his two hour run this morning. I planned to set out after lunch.
I started heading out the door around 2pm this afternoon. Little Diva and Little Dude saw me get my running shoes and Bondi Band on. Both were disappointed that our treadmill is still broken and that I wouldn't be running downstairs. Not that I would WANT to run 12 miles downstairs ... unless there was a foot of snow on the ground. Little Diva insisted that she could run 12 miles with me. When I explained that I would not be back until dinner time and that this was equivalent to four Hannah Montana episodes, she still insisted on joining me. Not being a mama that wants to deny her daughter of some bonding time and a good run, I let her go grab her running shoes.
I zig-zagged through my neighborhood and felt grat. I had my new pair of Brooks Adrenaline's on. The bottoms of my feet ached, which was surprising. Usually new running shoes feel like fluffy little pillows under my feet. I hope that this goes away. Around mile 7, I headed out of my neighborhood and downed a Honey Stinger Energy Gel (Gold flavor). I picked it up in my purchase at Fleet Feet yesterday. All I can say is YUMMY! That stuff was fantastic and I want to go buy more. If you like honey, you need to try this. It was heaven. It was REALLY sweet, so it may be overpowering for some. This is right up there with my favorite GU flavors (mint chocolate and orange vanilla). I never felt sluggish the entire run and finished my entire bottle of water. I headed from bike path to bike path and only had to run on a country road for about 3/4 mile (a very busy road).