Buckle your seatbelts! It’s going to be a CRAZY RIDE!
I haven’t seen Double Digitland since APRIL! It’s just as wonderful as I remember it, too. 🙂
I slept pretty horribly last night. Blame it on the nerves — the thought of doing 10.0 miles was literally keeping me up! I think crossing the line to double digits is a huge moment for all runners, but it’s especially big for me right now because I’m coming back from injury.
My alarm went off at 7 AM and I stumbled into the kitchen for some pre-run fuel:
Runner’s essentials: coffee, water, and toast with Barney Butter.
And then I got ready for my run. It’s such a production to get out of the house when I’m doing my long runs! After applying my suncreen, I rubbed Body Glide all over my ribcage and back.
I have an abnormally small ribcage for my chest size, and my sports bras have given me a permanent scar underneath my breasts because the bras slide around too much. I finally picked up a trial size of Body Glide this week, and I was really curious to see if it would work.
Then I fill up my CamelBak with ice and water. I also packed some Goo:
And Coconut Water, which is suppose to function like a natural Gatorade.
To transport the Coconut Water, I poured it into a ziploc bag and tucked in my CamelBak:
And… then I was off (finally!). I was rocking my new/old shoes (new shoes, same style as before), and it felt so good to be running in fresh sneakers. That extra cushioning makes a huge difference in my stride.
The 10.0 miles were pretty eventful, I must say! I felt great the entire time and maintained a pretty good attitude, even when it began to get really hot outside.
I drank the Coconut Water (by biting off a corner of the ziploc bag) around mile 4.0. I instantly noticed a difference in my pace and blood sugar levels. This stuff is AMAZING. Will definitely be buying again!
I took the goo shot around mile 6.5. Together, the Coconut Water and goo lasted until about mile 9.0, which I started to get REALLY hungry again. Luckily, I was almost home, but I should’ve packed an emergency goo in my bag in case I needed it. It’s just been SO long since I’ve run this far that I forgot all the good tricks. 🙂
And the Body Glide was AMAZING. I have no chafing at all. I would literally be bleeding around by ribcage after 10.0 miles normally. I give Body Glide two HUGE thumbs up. Will definitely buy again!
- Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes, 30 seconds
- Distance: 10.0 miles
I came home, showered, stretched, iced my knees, and cooked brunch:
Whole wheat pancakes with cashews and almonds – my favorite!
And a banana and real maple syrup:
A nap is definitely in order! The Husband and I are going to the Taste of the Nation party tonight, which should be fun.
Have a beautiful Saturday!
Congrats on getting back into the Doubles – definitely an accomplishment!! 🙂 And OMG – those pancakes look sooooo good! Yum