This weekend started off with some work...
and other things like a few runs and some tailgating.
Now when I say tailgating, I do not mean getting ridiculously drunk at 8 a.m. and slobbering and puking all over the grassy golf course or school parking lot. I mean running down to the site of where my friends are doing that and stealing their hot dogs and hamburgers off of the grill and indulging in one beer or a mimosa.
Mimosas are the perfect morning/early afternoon excuse to drink.
I did drink a few of these prior to tailgating.
Unfortunately Notre Dame lost to University of Michigan yesterday. I am NOT a Michigan fan at all for a few reasons I will not disclose. I however do like the Florida Gators (you HAVE to when your boyfriend is alumni) and The Buckeyes. I like Georgia only because of Uga.
This late afternoon/evening concluded my first 20 mile run of marathon training. Colin slowed his pace wayyy down to run 10 slow miles with me. I followed him to the track to run 4 more and then set out on my own 6 mile route.
Mile 5 of the run my left ankle practically turned upside down. It HURT-and I NEVER sprain my hyperflexible ankles but this hurt. I roll them every time I run but this roll resulted in me walking a ways and seeing if it was going to swell.
It did not swell but I definitely felt it for the remaining 15 miles. I am proud to say that I felt pretty good towards the end. I was pretty dehydrated but overall good. This whole run more thing is making me a better "runner" go figure.
Congratulations to all 70.3 World competitors, IM Wisconsin also and any other races I missed.
What did you do this weekend?
Have you ever ran on an injury you know you should not have?
Are you a University of Michigan fan?
Where were you on 9/11?
I was in 8th grade math class. In fact, I did not even know what the twin towers were or what was happening. Years later I will never forget seeing them smoking on television. What a sad day.
"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."