"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."
If you are trying hard not to think about something, well that something is pretty much all you can think about. Like when you have to go to the washroom while you're running. Yesterday was my second 18K (11.2 miles) and mostly it went really well...except that at about kilometer 3 I realized I was going to need a washroom break (again). This was not going to be possible until kilometer 12! At first it wasn't too bad, but by kilometer 8, that's pretty much all I could think about. According to Garmin, kilometer 12 was my fastest :) I was almost there and I was pushing it! After that necessary, but very quick break, off we went for the last 6K...ahhhh, I could once again appreciate what a beautiful area we live in. Otherwise, it was a good run with uber hubby, who took a few pics during the first half.
I wore my running skirt for the first time on a long run and was a little worried about chafing...didn't happen! I was really glad, because I'm planning on wearing it for my half-marathon.
This is our bike trail...note that spring is back...snow is gone. The cool thing about yesterday's 18K is that, my splits were slightly faster than last week's 18K (Overall, my time was 3 minutes faster )...that's 2h8m10s. Yes, I was happy with that...
“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” ;)
On Friday, Miglena and I went for a short run together after which we went to the spa for the rest of the day. It was great...we had relatively beautiful weather and we relaxed and enjoyed the nordic thermal experience, while chatting away. A wonderful day!
Hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday...Cheers!