Well today was my second attempt at running 20 miles. I woke up concerned when I looked out the window and saw the tress bending in the wind. So I stalled and stalled and finally around 7:15 I just had to go for it. My last run in my feet felt horrible as if I had zero cushion and my toes were dying. So I am was a bit nervous and didn't want to start something I couldn't finish.
Mile 1 Good, hmmm feet feel good. Wind is refreshing!
Mile 2-4 Ugh, these hills again! Wind was there but manageable. Feet OK.
Mile 5-7 Finally hitting the trail and the hills are behing me for awhile. Feet are starting to hurt, wind getting stronger.
Mile 8-10 I think I am bleeding. Yep, my heel has a new blister. The one on my toe seemed to be holding strong but was hurting. Pull on sock as I am running and see the blood, but keep on keeping on.
Mile 10-13 Wind, wind and more wind...plus Frenchie (my Garmin) says low battery and is acting weird. Great!
Mile 13-16 HILL! Calling in reinforcements. The fam meets me with water and cheers.
Mile 16-18 Kept family around I needed them. Every step was torture. My visor kept blowing back and I was having to dig deep to keep going. I started thinking of what Mel, Tricia, Stacie, Emz (bloggy buddies) would say....so I pushed on.
Mile 18-20 Just get me there. Feet are hurting, yet my legs feel pretty strong. I feel like my pace and form are horrible. The wind is my enemy!
FINISH!! Yippe! Not sure on time but between my home clock and Frenchie, I think I did it in 3:15. Not so pretty but DONE! I am giving myself two rest days...because my feet need it! Also I think I will be doing some shoe shopping. I think 600 miles on my Brooks is all they can take.
Hope everyone is having a great, long, relaxing weekend!!