The final countdown has begun for the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival Half Marathon. My training this time around has been a little all over the place. Then again this is my first summer training and it has been a challenge. My goal today was to get in 14 miles but I ran out of time and was only able to go 11.25. I had an appointment at 9:30am and needed to be back at the house by 8:15am. I can only get up so early (5am), I thought I would be able to get more miles in but my hips were really tight today and I needed to take more walk breaks than I wanted to.
That yellow circle in the middle, thats the moon. When I left the house it was white, when the sun started to come up it turned yellow. Pretty cool to see that happen actually. I asked Joe to meet up with me after I had been out for about an hour. Once he found me I was at mile 7 and was almost out of water. Covered in sweat but happy to have a reason to stop for a second and get the cramps out of my feet.
All in all I did an average pace of about 12min/mile including walks. Not too bad, not where I want to be but still not bad. Luckily my appointment today was for a massage. She really had her work cut out for her with my lower back issues, tight hips and general stress. I feel so much better now. Granted I did also take a shot of pickle juice again and took 2 Alieve but still I feel better. Im going to try for 14 again next weekend then take a lower mileage “rest” the following weekend. I really want to get one good long run in before the race. We shall see if life lets me though :)\
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