8 miler is DONE! I woke up at 5:40 and quickly changed into my running clothes. I grabbed my garmin watch and iPod, ate a couple ClIF Shot Bloks, and I was off!
Even though today is a vacation day for me, I still had to get my run over with super early. Not only will I be less motivated to run later on but it’s easier for me to run early on an empty stomach rather than sleep in, have breakfast then have to wait a couple of hours before I can run. So I hit the streets and headed towards Castle Island!
The first 2 miles to Castle Island were painful (mentally) but it’s always the first 20 minutes that’s the most difficult. Is it that way for everyone?? I ran the Castle Island loop in the pouring rain and stopped for a couple more shot bloks and water then ran the loop again in more pouring rain (I looooove running in the rain! :D) By the time I finished the second loop, I had completed 6 miles and decided to run back towards my apartment. Overall, the run wasn’t too bad. Physically I felt fine, but mentally I wasn’t into the run. I had a lot of moments when I thought “why run 8 miles?!? 5 or 6 is definitely enough!!” I had to keep repeating positive mantra’s in my head to keep me going. As lame as it sounds, they actually work…. running is all mental.
Breakfast was a nice and hearty egg sandwich. I fried 2 eggs with a slice of cheese and ham and ate it between 2 pieces of whole wheat sandwhich thins. I also added a couple of strawberries to the meal. 🙂
Oh, so good!!
Time to log off the computer, finish up my errands, and get ready for a wedding on the Cape later today. Can’t wait!!
Have a great Friday and weekend everyone! 😀