Friday, May 27, 2011

Long Run and a Hangover

My plan today was to run at least 7 miles, with a goal of 8 miles.

I did 8.4 miles! I was slow but I was fighting through 30 MPH+ winds.

Sometime it amazes me what I am capable of when I actually try.

The good news is that I feel much better than I did last week after my LR.  

Using everyone's advice I took gatorade and a GU with me. I was worried about drinking anything while running because I didn't want liquid sloshing around. I was careful to just take sips and didn't have any problems. I took my GU at about an hour and within 5 minutes I felt much better. My head was clearer and I felt I had more energy.

I know this stuff isn't new to most of my readers, but it was eye opening to me. Last week I was so sick I couldn't eat or move around without the feeling of nausea. Today I ate lunch and feel just fine. I might even head to the gym and work my arms.

Might go see the Hangover II tonight... 

The reviews are all over the place. But we'll probably see it anyways. After all it is an excuse to have popcorn.... and I deserve it! 

Will you see The Hangover Part II?

Did you have a breakthrough run that caused you to realize how much you were actually capable of?


  1. I didn't think I would ever get under 7 minute miles for a 5k and when I did, it was a serious breakthrough, my body is capable of so much more than I give it credit for! I didn't start using GU on long runs until last year, what a difference!

  2. Amazing!!! Wonderful!!! Congratulations. :)

  3. Great job! I'm glad the run went well for you!!!

  4. So excited that the run went so great for you! I'm totally going to watch the Hangover 2, just not sure when yet!

  5. I think I might need to see Hangover 1.... people that I think have decent taste in movies actually liked it, which intrigues me. I have some Gu that I have to try. I'm afraid the consistency will get to me. Blech.