Well, I must say I felt a bit like Bess this morning. I just finished reading her post and that’s pretty much how I felt after my run, and mine was less than half of hers! To be fair, we are definitely in way different stages of training. This was by far the hardest run of my half marathon training. I can only hope it gets better!
This pace is nowhere near where I’d like to be or where my past 6 milers have been (near 52 minutes). It was hot.
I was okay until about mile 4. I think I pushed myself too hard in the beginning not realizing that it was only going to get hotter outside. I actually passed a girl who had stopped running and kneeled down. As I passed her she just said to me, “it’s SO hot”. I know. Trust me, I know. I pushed myself so hard the last two miles with a pace closer to 9:30, which was disappointing for me. However, I finished the entire 6 miles without stopping which is all I could ask for in the end.
As soon as I stopped I just started pouring out sweat. I had to stand outside and chug water because I was literally dripping all over the kitchen floor!
I wish I could have woke up earlier for my run, but on days where I work super late and don’t get home and in bed until after 2, it’s not really possible.
I made the only thing that I knew would make me feel better!
Fitmixer is a miracle in a jar. This stuff does some serious recovery for the body. I instantaneously felt better, my nausea went away, I didn’t feel light headed anymore, and I could finally sit down and let my body cool off.
I swear I did not stop sweating even after a shower and getting ready for work. I’m also rocking a serious farmers tan!
I have a meeting regarding the personal training news I mentioned the other day at 2pm, followed by work at 4 until super late, I presume. I cannot wait to sleep in and take a much needed rest day tomorrow!
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!