Spoiler Alert: I did it J
It was so much harder than it should’ve been and I had way too many moments during my run where I just didn’t want to continue. But it wasn’t all bad, so I’m choosing to focus on the positive:
- I DID IT. I ran 14.5 miles at just under a 9 minute pace
- I ran pain-free, minus the foot pain I’ve been experiencing (see more on that later)
- My run began with a beautifully picturesque, snowy morning
- I was dressed perfectly for the weather
- The roads were clear down to the pavement (what a difference from last week’s long run!)
- Drivers were very courteous today (versus the other day when I tried to run at work)
- I carried my phone, so was able to take some pictures along the way…..
|Some pretty scenery during my run, with the sun trying to peek out at the end|
On a side note, I’ve self-diagnosed my foot pain as sesamoiditis. For the non-anatomy/physiology nerds, here’s the gist:
So after my cool down with Bella –
|Clearly biased, but I think she's the prettiest dog ever!|
I “treated” myself to a foot icing, courtesy of last week's storm Nemo. Why buy or make ice when I can just recycle some (non-yellow) snow?
Don’t worry, this pan has been retired...it's seen its last pot roast!
My reward, now that I conquered that long run and the foot icing –
|Now THIS is the kind of icing I like!|
Moral of the story: they can’t all be great, but if you look hard enough, you can find some good in them all!
Hope you’re all having a great weekend!