I still can't believe I got up this morning and ran this far! Especially since I had a ROUGH night and didn't even try to get to sleep until 3:30am and the alarm went off at 6:30am. Not even exaggerating. Let's just say that Kyah has croup, which if you have never had a child have this, you think they are going to die because they can't breath and are making horrible sounds. Anyway, back to the run.
Note: I got new running shoes yesterday. New Balance 768.
We ran on the East Lake Sammamish Trail again today. It is a crushed rock surface. I was iffy about the shoes from the get-go. My arches hurt, but I'm pretty sure that was from running with inserts in last week that were to much of an arch support for me. By mile 9, my knees already hurt. Not like something is wrong hurt, but the "I will never be able to start running again if I stop because my knees are tight" kind of hurt. Which is why I have the .2 on there. Debbie had to stop to use the bathroom at mile 14 and I knew I was toast if I stopped, so I jogged up for a minute and then turned around to go and meet her. And just so she doesn't feel bad, I had to use the bathroom at mile 1 folks and again at mile 4. That's what happens when you chug the G2 right before you run. (No, I didn't learn my lesson from the last time.) Also, my second toe on my left foot was hitting the seam of the shoe. It was annoying and left a large blister. The balls of my feet ached after we were done. Another reason I'm iffy on the shoes. But I'm wondering how much of this is from running 17 miles and how much is actually from the shoes. Pretty much everything from my waist down hurt when I was done. Last week after our 15 mile run, we really really felt good. Today was not quite the same. I feel like a big whiner in this post so let me cheer it up a little bit. We really did have a good run. We had lots to talk about and honestly it flew by- for something that took 2 hours 56 minutes, it flew by. It is soooooooooooooo nice to run with Debbie. And, most of my aches and pains are gone, except of course the achilles tendons, and my toes. :)
Can I just tell you, never in my life did I ever imagine I would get up on a Sat. and run 17 miles. I am Amazing. (So is Debbie)