Let me just say that we ended up just doing 18 instead of 20. We ran around her neighborhood and were just shy of the 20 miles. We were close to her place and Heather said we could go out another mile and come back and I just said, forget it, lets head in. Do you ever have runs like that? Where you miscalculate your mileage and fall short of your goal? Do you make another loop around or call it a day?
Anyways, this is us before we headed out. We had a few things to get done in the morning so we ended up leaving a little late. It will still cool but the sun was starting to get hot.
First stop was at 5 miles where there was a CVS. We ate a Gu and water, went to the bathroom and headed back out. Feeling good so far.
Oh yes, and that is me below looking ridiculous pointing to our camera case.
This was right outside CVS. It was so awesome that they had a bathroom and drinking fountain we could use. Very convenient.
We ran on almost all trails. Through neighborhoods and around lakes. I was totally loving it because I am used to running in the city. I loved being outside with fresh air and open space. We went past these beautiful tulips that I had to take a picture. Oh and we saw tons of birds!
So if your interested we found out that the Woodbury Runners meet here. Anyone? Anyone?
This was our second stop at a CVS. We went in this time to get a water and Gatorade. We also ate another Gu. We were getting a little tired but not bad. But it was starting to get hot.
We came up with a nickname for my huge calves. I mean, these babies are large and in charge :) I am not sure how I got such strong calves but I've got them. So we are now referring to them as my boulders. And yes I have to stretch my boulders out or they will get all tight and knotted.
The last 8 miles were completely on trails and in neighborhoods. There were not anymore CVS so we had another Gu at mile 16. Oh yeah and Heather stepped on a snake and it totally freaked us out. Also at this point we were just plain tired and hot. Ready to be done. That is why when we got close to her place we decided to head in.
Overall is was a great run, the best part is that my sister is moving into a new house and until it is ready they had to move into an apt. Their apt complex has a pool! So we took a little swim after to cool down our legs. It felt great!
Where do you guys like to run? Trails? Neighborhood? Gym?
Do you like GU? Or what is your favorite carb/sugar treat for endurance?
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sarah and Heather