Today is an SDO, but I was very lucky with my workout yesterday and got my last 20-miler done
How lucky was I?
For starters, the weather was cooler. I had forgotten what it was like to run in temps that were only in the high 60's
Somewhere in the first mile though, it started to sprinkle and the sprinkle turned into rain by mile 6. DH had been riding his bike but had to take shelter and wait out the storm. I took a break at mile 6 and he showed me the radar map and asked if I wanted to stop since we were circling back near the parking lot. I thought about it some, but decided to keep going in hopes the rain would clear. It was hard because M was soaked and could't generate enough body heat to keep warm while riding. He packed the bike back onto its carrier and drove to a couple of intersections to give me a ride if I decided to quit. By mile 11, the rain stopped and by 13, the sun was out. A mile later DH appeared on his bike again. He had pulled out the emergency clothes we keep stowed away and had put on an old rain jacket -- no shirt; just the jacket
He brought me a nice bottle of Gatorade and then kept me good company for the last hour. We kept a running joke going about what a very *special* opportunity it was to be able to run in spite of the weather, in my soaking wet shoes and on my ankle that had been looking pretty bad just 10 days ago. At times it was hard to consider the opportunity it was
, but really -- we were lucky everything worked out, lucky to get in the miles and lucky the ankle cooperated. Also, for a change, I didn't feel like death on a cracker afterward. I mean I was tired of course, but not that "why do I do this to myself" tired. In retrospect, maybe I should have bought a lottery ticket
Weekend plans are not set yet. Taper time is here, so we'll probably be working on getting the house squared away :boring: