Well that lasted about 5 steps, it was too cold for J, so he immediately ran back to bed!
I continued on. I was feeling light and speedy so my easy 4 miles turned into 5 faster miles...
Well, later that day a co-worker asked me to join her for a Spin Class after work. I didn't want to decline because she has been busting her ass to get in shape, but was intimated by going to a spin class solo for the first time.... so there I was less than 12 hours before my long run, sweating it out on a spin bike!!
I got home around 9, ate some noodles, ground turkey and veggies to carb up for the next morning.
I set my alarm for 5am so I could be hitting the pavement by 5:30. The plan was to do 12 miles, come home, get J and head back out for 4 miles....
Well, the leprachauns took over my alarm and it never went off!! J's went off and I panicked!!! My whole plan was thrown off.
It was going to be daylight the entire run <--- I prefer running in the dark
My planned out course was now null n void. <--- finding an 8 mile out and back route around here, that isn't boring, is difficult.
This was going to be a mentally tough long run!!
Game time decision... head to Gulf Port and go from there.
I ended up hitting Gulf Port and reaching 5 miles then headed back home. I have been wanting to explore this little town for a while now. It is very artsy and cool, right on the water. Since it was daylight I decided what a perfect opportunity!!
It was perfect!! After my tour, I decided I would go to the house, get water and GU and head out for the last 6.
I felt really good, my pace was fast! I was really shocked that everything went so well.
After I made the stop at home, I headed out 3 miles to the beach and made my final 3 back home.
For the amount of miles and work on my legs for the week, I was super happy with the run!!
After the run, I had my awesome protein recovery shake, some almonds and a hot shower.
Then I went to the Salon and got my hair did... got a little more blonde!!
When J got home, I wanted to share my Gulf Port experience with him so we went and bar hopped. It was awesome. I seriously think this is my new favorite spot! So artsy and pretty. I had so much fun!!!