Sunday, May 16, 2010

Broke new barefoot running ground!!

I ran 23 miles barefoot this morning!   
I have a new favorite running shirt!  Running Chics  sent me a couple shirts to try out and I love them!

I ate GU on the 5s and a few chomps in between.
I drank nuun....of course!!!

When the pain started to get me down I relaxed my body and conserved energy.
Pain is my friend.  It reminds me that I am accomplishing something and in its own twisted way cheering me on to go farther.
Had seriously annoying GI issues at mile 18 but kept on keepin on.
Saw a Basenji that looked exactly like the one we used to have.
Saw many walkers and runners that seem to be regulars at Grays Lake.
Was making up poetry at mile 19.
If I stopped it hurt worse than if I kept going so those potty stops sucked.
  Thought about all the hugely pregnant mamas I saw last time. They are probably nursing brand new little ones today.

I ran behind a girl who had excellent form. I followed her for about 4 miles before she left.
Her right foot came up higher than her left. Wonder if she knows that. Was the only thing I noticed that was a little off.
I met a woman who is pregnant with her 4th son!  She was glad to see that it is possible to survive it and I was living proof!
There were moments when I was so frakkin bored outta my gourd and other moments where the lack of thought was blissful.
No blisters or sole issues from running barefoot.
When I got home the smiles and hugs were glorious. 
I sat in a tub of cold water with my winter coat on drinking a mug of super hot cabbage and venison soup.
I had been dreaming of that soup for hours. It was the best soup of my life so far.
My dear one came in and kept me company while I laughed and moaned and groaned in the freezing cold water.
He gave me an appropriate amount of shit for being a total nutter and we laughed some more.
After a while the cold water starts to feel good.  
I didn't want to put ice in the water. Too much of a wuss I guess and thank the goddess I only have a little ice in the freezer.
Recovery socks are genius.  I have the lime green ones.

Don't forget to sign up for my Giveaway!! 
The Barefoot Running Book by Jason Robillard is the prize and the giveaway runs through the 19th.
Have a fantastic Sunday friends!
Congrats to those who ran stellar races this weekend!

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