This morning I woke up bright eyed at 4 a.m. because my sleep is all messed up from working night shift. Luckily I felt rested and ready to go. Anyway, I got myself up and prepared for my long run. I haven't run much farther than 13.1 miles since last year's Marine Corp Marathon so I was pretty excited about 15 miles! Irene is a friend from work and we decided to run together today. She has done 10 full marathons and is an awesome runner. She is training for a full marathon the same weekend that mine is so we are basically on the same schedule for our long runs.
I knew it was going to be cold this morning but I wasn't exactly expecting 48 degrees! I wore my capri leggings under my shorts and a jacket for the first time this year. I was out the door by about 5:45 and met up with Irene at a park in Mobile. It just so happened that some of my teammates from TNT were there and it was so great seeing them! Irene and I headed out at a nice and easy pace. We chatted the whole time which is a great change from my ipod. After about 9 miles we stopped at the store and I got some water and ate my sports beans and Irene got a gatoraide. It started warming up outside to about 60 at the end of our run. It really felt amazing outside! The chill in the air was a very welcomed change from the heat and humidity of last week. We really had a fantastic run!
When I got home I took my 10 minute ice bath, drank my chocolate soymilk, ate some rice and veggies, and took a 4 hour nap! Impressive, huh? I had no idea I'd be able to sleep that long. I feel great and ready for a fun night! I am off to put the finishing touches on my costume and get ready.
Next week is 16 miles! Happy Halloween Eve everyone!