>> Monday, May 7, 2012
That is how much I ran yesterday! I am really proud of myself. The Ottawa Half Marathon is in less than 3 weeks and I figured that I better get some long runs in. I haven't done a run that long since December. When I showed up at the Running Room for the run it was nice to hear everyone say that they were wondering where I was and how I had been. The one thing that I did not appreciate is that people think that if you are not running with them that you are not running at all. Here is a conversation that pissed me off:
Person X: Hey! Long time no see. Are you running with the half marathon group?
Person X: You know that we are doing 18 K
Person X: You know that is a lot?! Are you going to be able to do it?
Me: Yup ----I walk away
I appreciate her concern, but just because I am not running here does not mean I am not running and also, I am a physically active person. Maybe I have not been running the long distances but I can do it. I have done it and I know that I can. Granted I wasn't at the head of the group, but I wasn't the last on either.
On that note, after the run (it took 2 hours and 28 minutes). I took a bath for 15 minutes with 2 cups of eucalyptus infused Epson salts. I find that this really helps to relieve the pain in my legs. I have to admit that today I am in pain and even my abs hurt, but it is a good pain.
Tonight I am going to try a muscle class and Zumba, I figure I better go with the momentum that I am feeling!
On another note, I took a 4 hour bartending class on Saturday. It was so much fun. I learned the proper way to mix all types of drinks. I cannot wait to show off my skills. I really love making drinks and whenever we have parties I am always the bartender. I love coming up with yummy concoctions and this class just added to my knowledge.
Have a great Monday!