I think I was faking feeling victorious pretty well. The positive is today I don't feel sore at all. So that is a victory!
Here are some stats of the run
-I went through 1.5 bottles
-Had to run next to one stinky guy
-Had only one potty emergency scare
-Felt like one insane person by the time I was done!
Maybe someday I'll attempt a 9 miler on the mill, but for now I'm going to concentrate on finishing that 8 miler feeling good and strong. No worries, next time I'll follow Ryan's suggestion.
Off topic from running, I tried two other greek yogurt flavors and loved both! I got the Chobani pomegranate and Fage honey. Both were amazing. I'm pretty sure I'm never going back to regular yogurt. (These ones pack more protein too, bonus!)
mmm, yougurty goodness!
And because I have to talk something unhealthy too....take a look at these cookies. They are heaven and Ryan and I could probably eat them by the truckload (they're from a bakery at a local market).
chocolate chip with a fudge filling...heaven!
Ryan had a work party yesterday and they had raffles to win prizes. They were all given 5 tickets and could put them into different drawings (you could put all 5 tickets in the same thing if you wanted). One of them was a super sweet treadmill and Ryan put 3 of his tickets into that drawing, just for me! He even told people, "Meg would LOVE this if I won it." Isn't he so sweet? He used a good portion of his tix to try to win something for ME instead of him! (I'm sorry, I should probably be that selfless too). Unfortunately he didn't win, but it's the thought that counts. He joked, "If I won that treadmill, would you ever get off it?" I told him, "no way!" hehe :)
I'm using today as a rest day and then using the next 2 days to get in those 11 miles to have a 100 mile month! I may even have a running partner on sunday. I've never ran with her and I'm not sure what her pace is like, but I'm just happy to possibly have a buddy. She is also doing the 1/2er in Oct and goes to my gym (she's friends with the guy I know from high school) so if things go well, we could potentially run together a lot!
I'll leave you with these qs
-What will your workout look like today?
-Will you be doing anything fun this weekend?
-Are you as selfless as Ryan for your significant other?
-How do you power through a run when you have distracting things like stinky neighbors next to you or potty issues?