It happened again and retail therapy

28 Jun

Late this morning, I met a friend from the Albany Running Exchange for a 10 mile run. (He couldn’t meet before 10 AM). I was a little nervous after how my last long run went, but the weather wasn’t quite as brutal today so I was optimistic.

I prepared for my run as usual with fuel and hydration, sipping nuun occasionally while on the run. Starting out, I felt great and my friend and I chatted on at a comfortable pace. The sun stayed behind clouds for the most part and there was a breeze. At the halfway point, I still felt pretty good. It wasn’t until mile 7 that I started to struggle a little bit. At mile 8.5, I had to stop and walk for a little while. I was able to jog the last mile, but I felt pretty crummy when we stopped. Of course, my running buddy didn’t seem to be affected at all.

I’m feeling pretty down about this, you guys. I will be certain to make my next long run as early in the morning as possible, no matter what. If the next one goes wrong still… OK, I don’t want to think about that.

I started to feel better after lunch and then I did a little shopping. Retail therapy cures all, right? I finally bought an exercise ball after talking about how much I should get one for like…2 years.

exerciseballThis is a great addition to our growing exercise equipment collection because last week I bought Mark his very own yoga mat for Just Because Day. It even has a manly tribal symbol on it! Now he doesn’t have to steal mine to do ab work.

yogamatsMy favorite purchase today was this Franco Sarto cross-body bag. I’ve been looking for a bag like this for traveling and this was a pretty good steal at $24.99.

bag

I’ll be testing it out this weekend because we are off on another adventure! See everyone on Monday!

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One Response to “It happened again and retail therapy”

  1. katie July 1, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Don’t let a bad run (or two) get you down! you went out there and ran 10 miles! The weather has been brutal hot and humid and running after 10 is a death wish – Better hydrating and earlier run and you will be back at it in no time!

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