Why was yesterday so wonderful and smiley and today was so hard and humid and buggy and hilly?! Really though, it is crazy how much your mood and energy can change from one day to the next. For today, all I can say is that I started the day under an overcast sky despite the forecast calling for unbroken blue skies, and I got 3 miles out of town before I realized that I left my sunglasses back at the grocery store. I couldn’t leave them behind, so I headed back to collect them, turning my 32 miler into a 38 miler. And that pretty much set the tone for the whole day.
I blame my lack of spark on the fact that yesterday I was so excited about my day and had so much adrenalin left over from my wonderful run, that I could not fall asleep until 2:45 am. 4 hours later my alarm went off and I hit snooze 18 times, for a grand total of 90 minutes of ‘extra’ sleep, interrupted every 5 minutes by my alarm.
In any case, I ended up cutting my run about 11 miles short. One of my runs next week was going to be only 17 miles so I figured I could cut myself a little slack here. I’m finally relaxing now and am wishing for an ice bath – my whole lower half feels swollen. Some days are like that I guess. Thanks to my 2nd mom Cheryl, I am being treated like a queen at the Hilton Inn in Peachtree City : ) I am taking full advantage of their ice machine : ) and Christina, if you are reading this, thank you so much for your help and kindness…and the welcome box of candy! I am considering it my Easter basket, just so you know : )
And by the way, will I be seeing my second and third Moms at the finish line?
Tomorrow I will be taking a much-needed rest day, and I think I might’ve earned this one after all those hills. After that it’s on to Atlanta for a visit with the Boys and Girls Club of America, and a local club. And then Eastward!!
Happy Easter everyone! My first one without an egg hunt : /
PS – photos – thank you to Myra and her fluffball Dusty for hosting me last night : ) and that last photo, I was trying to figure out what exactly they were advertising…?