Sunday

Long Run:

18mi

Today

Running Track Twosday:

5mi – 2mi

Weights:

Arm Day

I learned many things after last week’s 16 miler. And so this week, I decided to put those lessons to good use for my long run on Sunday. I needed to get in 18 miles, so I sure as heck didn’t want to be miserable.

Lesson Number 1:

I waited until 5:15pm to hit the road. By then it was in the low 60’s, the sun was still shining, and there was a slight but not overpowering breeze. This is a great lesson from last week, because the mistake I made last week was going running at 10 am: the beginning of the hottest part in the day (10-3).

Lesson Number 2:

Sunscreen. Holy moly did I layer it up. I looked like a grease-ball, but heck. I was protected against UV Radiation. My mistake from last week was that I put on NO sunscreen. Lesson learned, lesson learned.

Lesson Number 3:

I planned my route a little bit better this time. I made sure to stay in shaded parts of town, and I planned my route to run by buildings I knew would have water for me to fill up.

The Route

The Route

Lesson Number 4:

Deodorant. And not just under the sweet-smelling pits. After my skirt fiasco last week, I decided to put some deodorant on to prevent chaffing. Old-school running tip. So for all of you dealing with this prob, there is a quick fix! I also put a lot of deodorant in places where my clothing rubbed against my skin – best idea EVER.

Lesson Number 5:

I snap chatted some of my favorite peeps right after I finished. Immediate feedback and support!

Mistakes made, lessons learned. That’s the way life goes.

My Boston Marathon shirt finally came in! I'm wearing it right now. #BostonStrong

My Boston Marathon shirt finally came in! I’m wearing it right now. #BostonStrong

The shirt I ran in and went to weights in this morning! Lela brought it home and gave it to me when she went to Germany!

The shirt I ran in and went to weights in this morning! Lela brought it home and gave it to me when she went to Germany.

If you are in need of graduation gift ideas… anything to do with running will make me happy.

Sorry. ADD moment.

Run on.