Monday, February 13, 2012

A new haircut and a not so 15 miler

I had to move my Saturday run, which was scheduled for a 15 miler to Sunday.  I still wore the bib for the Run for Sherry, even though I was a day late.

I had to run up to New Hampshire on Saturday to get my haircut.  One of my best friends is my hairdresser.  I wouldn't make an hour and a half drive to get my haircut if my hair dresser wasn't one of the best friends a girl could have.  I got about 5 inches of hair cut off.  I haven't had it this short in over 10 years.

Here is a pile of my hair.

New short hair cut. 

Sunday I got up at 6:30am.  I set an alarm for my day off.  I wanted to get my 15 mile run it before I had to head out to spend the day shopping with my mom.  I got up and ate my usual breakfast before a run.  I had whole wheat English muffin with two tablespoons of peanut butter.  I also had a cup and a half of coffee.  I did my business and then I was out the door to get the run out of the way.  By mile three I knew this 15 miler was not to be.  I was tired.  Not just uh, I don't want to be doing this I am a little tired.  I mean exhausted.  I got to about 4.5 miles and knew that I had to pack it in an turn around.  I was slow too.  My legs felt like lead and I could have just curled up and took a nap.  Well, maybe not nap in public when it was 14 degrees out but you get the picture.  It was so cold that my water bottle froze.  So I turned around at mile 4.5 and headed back.  I was very disappointed when I got home that my 15 mile run turned into a 9 mile run.  How am I ever going to go 26.2 when I can't even get a 15 miler done.  So week two of the marathon training was a big bust.  Lets hope that next week is better.  

I should start keeping a food journal just to make sure that I am fueling right.  I am not sure if it was MS fatigue, poor fueling or just the cold that made me feel so sluggish and my legs so heavy.  Here's hoping that I do not have a repeat.

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