Sunday, August 12, 2007

Done, done, done, done, done

I slept later than I'd intended – couldn't get to sleep last night and ended up taking a Benadryl shortly after midnight. Sometimes those things really knock me out. So I woke up about 7:45 a.m. to find it pleasantly and suprisingly cool outside. Still humid, but not as bad as it has been.

Today's long run was six miles at a 13:45-minute pace; I did them [with a lot of walking] at 13:14 – about an hour and 20 minutes when all was said and done. Or run and done.

I did the stash-the-water-bottle trick, this time two of them, which helped a lot. There were times when I thought I could just keep on going at the same steady pace for miles and miles and hours and hours. It's at those times when I speed up a bit, lengthen my stride on purpose and totally wear myself out. Then I have to walk for a minute or so to catch my breath and feel comfortable enough to run again.

But it's also those times when I realize how much I love to run. Even at a snail's pace.

Hope those of you who are training or racing today had a great morning. I know I did!

For you knitters, have you seen Vogue Knitting's revamped site? Worth a look – there are several free patterns, some of which I might even knit, and they've begun an online stitch dictionary. Only a few designs so far, but the eyelet herringbone looks good enough to knit!


Jess said...

Glad you had a good run. Bendryl leaves me foggy headed the next day and I always have those deep, dark sleeps with it.

ws said...

If I tried to run after taking benadryl there would be no running, I'd just stumble and fall back asleep. That does sound nice though...

I would have thought the long run was 5 miles since you had 5 "done"s in the title. Glad to see you had a great run this morning. It sounds like a walk in the park (two can play that game...).

Have a great day...

Marcy said...

I'm with Jess, Benadryl always makes me really groggy the next day. Sometimes I think it's worse than alcohol hehe.

Great job on the 5 miler!! ;D

M@rla said...

I am SO happy with the cooler temps. What a difference! Yes, still humid, but we're seeing at least a ten degree difference from earlier in the week.

I take Actifed, which is similar to Benedryl, and it also knocks me out the next day--total zombie. But it does help me sleep, and sometimes that's the deciding factor.

p.s. Snail's pace counts. Running is running.