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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.

 

 

Sunday

Long Run:

18mi – YAY!

Today

Running Track:

2 mi

HAPPY 650th MILE THIS YEAR!

This past weekend I traveled to KC for a fun TOC Senior Trip! We left early Saturday morning (I have a really bad story about this), and got home around 3:15pm Sunday!

Okay, bad story about leaving early on Saturday. 

So on Friday night I was in bed before 10. I know for a FACT I set my alarm for 5am. Guess what… It was 6:10 before I woke up on my own and realized that everyone had been waiting on me for 20 minutes already. I call Tamie, tell her I’m rushing, and I get out to the car by 6:20. (We were supposed to leave at 6… whoops.)

Well Tamie tried calling me, but my phone goes on this stupid mode where it turns off all notifications/ phone calls at 10pm and doesn’t turn back on until 7am the next morning. (Tamie had to help me take it off… I’m not good with technology.)

Okay. And that’s the end of my bad story.

Enjoy some pictures of my fun weekend.

Watching Duck Dynasty on the way up to KC... legit.

Watching Duck Dynasty on the way up to KC… legit.

We went shopping at Legends Mall! Nice hats, Tamie & Traci!

We went shopping at Legends Mall! Nice hats, Tamie & Traci!

My graduation present from Tamie! It's called "My Guardian Angel." I picked it out because Tamie is always looking out for me! She does so much!

My graduation present from Tamie! It’s called “My Guardian Angel.” I picked it out because Tamie is always looking out for me! She does so much!

First 10,000 people received a FREE Billy Butler Bobblehead!

First 10,000 people received a FREE Billy Butler Bobblehead!

Our favorite (at first) druken fan. He yelled "Let's go Royals... WHOO!" A solid 100 times.

Our favorite (at first) druken fan. He yelled “Let’s go Royals… WHOO!” A solid 100 times.

All of us! :)

All of us! 🙂

Delisa and I bundled up!

Delisa and I bundled up!

The back of my jersey!

The back of my jersey!

Our feast! I couldn't move after this meal!

Our feast! I couldn’t move after this meal!

Okay. Now I’m sure that is enough pictures to last you a lifetime.

Tonight we had a Honors Banquet (mainly for seniors) to recognize intellectual/ leadership students! I was recognized for general things. I wish I was awarded for something in the community a little bit more, but hey. What can I do about it? I mean, sure I’m disappointed, but life will move on. I will just have to move on with it.

Tomorrow I will do a recap of my 18 miler I ran last night! WHOO HAPPY 18!

Run on.

 

 

 

 

LSD (Long Slow Distance):

16.75 mi – in that I walked about a mile. 2:45ish time.

 

Mistake’s I made from today’s run:

 

Mistake 1: I woke up wayyyyy too late. At about 10am I woke up. And at about 10:40am I was walking out the door.

This is a mistake because the forecast was supposed to be super duper warm today. I knew that. So why did I wake up late? Well I forgot to set an alarm, and I was freakishly tired. Causing me to oversleep. Everyone knows you’re never supposed to be outside for very long from approx. 10am-3pm, since this is when UV rays are at their worst. So why did I go outside for 3 hours during this time period? I have no idea. I’m an idiot.

Mistake 2: I didn’t plan my run, I just ran around trying to get to 16mi.

I spent most of my run trying to think of places I could run just so I could get 16. I ended up getting over 16, which isn’t that bad, but that means I worked harder than I had to (lazy probs.) Also, I ended up running in places where there was no shade. I’m brilliant.

Mistake 3: I wore a running skirt for a long run.

Apparently it is best if you have a thigh-gap going on in order to wear a running skirt on a longer run. Because I have ZERO thigh gap, and I wore a running skirt. My inner thighs rubbed together SO BAD because there wasn’t any material between my inner thighs. I looked ridiculous running because I didn’t want my thighs to touch. And yes, that is an impossible task for me. And just to clarify, there ARE spandex underneath the skirt, they just aren’t super long! Figures!

Mistake 4: I didn’t put on an sunscreen.

This one is pretty self explanatory. This was a BIG no-no. It just didn’t cross my mind to put on sunscreen, you know, in the hottest time of the day, so as a result my upper body looks like a lobster. It’s reallllllly bad. And it hurts. I want to cry.

There were probably plenty more, I’m just kind of cranky right now because my sunburn is screaming at me, I had to take an ice cold shower, and I have been working on graduation things all afternoon.

So here, enjoy some pictures.

My cool tennis running outfit.

My cool tennis running outfit.

This is before my sunburn set in. My tan line from my armband holding my phone.

This is before my sunburn set in. My tan line from my armband holding my phone.

The unplanned route.

The unplanned route.

I tried to plan a game of "See How Many Pieces Of Popcorn I Can Put On My Dog Before She Wakes Up."  .... I got one.

I tried to plan a game of “See How Many Pieces Of Popcorn I Can Put On My Dog Before She Wakes Up.”
…. I got one.

We were waiting in line for the car wash. And yes, that is Sonic. Don't judge. My mom had a Diet Sprite, I had apple slices and I had bought chocolate milk at the gas station before that.

We were waiting in line for the car wash. And yes, that is Sonic. Don’t judge. My mom had a Diet Sprite, I had apple slices and I had bought chocolate milk at the gas station before that.

I hope everyone had a great day today and didn’t make as many mistakes as I did!

My running partner Mirda went on a run today too. She ran in a running skirt as well, but she as a thigh gap so everything was just fine and dandy for her. Lucky little son a gun.

Run on.

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