Monday, November 7, 2011

Long Run Fail

So this weekend was suppose to be filled with amazing running! Well, it seemed that way for those running ING marathon but not for me. Saturday I decided to take my long run in the mid afternoon since the weather was beautiful. I knew when I was getting ready something felt off. I told my husband that maybe I should skip today and go tomorrow. He pointed out that I would miss watching the marathon and that would be silly. So I hesitated but went out the door. It was only a mile and a half, when I realized that I didn't have water or money to buy water (seriously what was I thinking). I have no idea how I left the house so ill prepared. It was at mile two that it hit. My head started pounding horribly. I hadn't properly hydrated the day before and I haven't been feeling well. I wanted to turn around and go back so bad, but I couldn't I needed to finish this long run and get my distance in. I have two half marathons coming up in 50 days. So I gave myself a walking break. But the walk break turned into a 6 mile walk. I was so disappointed. By the time I got home my head hurt so bad that I called my mother in-law to watch my son for the night. I took a shower and went straight to bed (7:00 pm - a new record). I slept through the night and woke up the next morning at 7am. Not only was I dehydrated but extremely tired. I need to start listening to my body. The runners world quote of the day relates to my troubles I felt this weekend; "They say that the most important thing about a marathon is showing up at the starting line healthy. I'll agree, but the second most important thing is showing up confident, and I'm feeling that's well within my reach." Peter Sagal
This bad run took a huge toll on me, and it was my fault for not being ready and healthy. I learned my lesson because I still feel the backlash from it.

1 comment:

  1. It's happened to me before. One day this summer, I went out for 18 and it turned into a 6 mile stagger-fest. My coach had to come and pull me off the course because I was shot...