Sunday, March 18, 2012

Week 9: check. Sunshine: check.

Maine?  March?

Oh, March. Just when I think I have you figured out, you go and give us a week of sunshine and warmth. Such an unexpected gift.  But please don't tease me like this and then think about snowing again.  That would be rude.
I just got home from visiting with a friend on her deck in the sunshine and it was so warm I was in a tank top.  Good grief.  The sunshine feels so good, and the kids ran around outside the whole time.  Thank you, universe.

I started off my Sunday with an early morning long run with the girls.  

6:30 am start, 11 miles, mostly sunny with a ten-minute down-pour: Kristy, Casey, Katie, Jen and Emilie.

I have to say that getting in 11 miles and getting home in time to shower and go to church makes me feel pretty good for the rest of the day.  I also loved the fact that we met in front of a restaurant/ bar on the waterfront, and I kept thinking there had to be people stumbling home drunk from St. Paddy's festivities just hours before we showed up fresh as a bunch of daisies. 

Last week, I ran 15 miles and felt relatively no pain.  Today I ran 11 miles and it felt hard at the end, and my calves and hips were very sore and tight and achy after the run until I took advil.

The moral of that story is, when you have a crappy run, don't worry!  You will have a great run very soon.  And if you have a great run, enjoy it!  You will have a crappy run very soon.  Sometimes you just can't tell what kind of a long run it's going to be until you are halfway into it.

That being said, I love everything about running in a pack of women.  There is nothing quite like it.

Throughout my whole run this morning, I was craving hot coffee.  Throughout the rest of the day, I have been craving burritos.  So, I'm off to the store to get burrito fixings. 

Happy Sunny Sunday.  The doors and windows are wide open and I'm feeling pretty good about that.


Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Funny you are having such great weather, since I am in California and we are having snow. I guess it's the same as running. Today is nice, enjoy it. You will have crappy weather later. haha. I loved that advice as for running. Great advice!

I love that you have a great group of girls to run with. Also, that you coordinated by all wearing a different color sweater. Festive!

Pattie said...

I had the same experience running a good 15 miles last week and a crappy 11 miles this week. I needed to hear that. :)

Jala Tooley said...

I'm a new fan! Love your blog and I'll see you at Sugarloaf! I did it last year in the pouring rain and I'm hoping it will be better for us all this year!:)