by - Saturday, June 24, 2006

Today was a distance day, and I didn't think it was going to happen because of the weather. There were flash floods and wicked thunderstorms alllll day long and somehow my teeny tiny town got lucky enough to get nothing more than a few showers. Which left me with a solid two hours of running in the mist and rain, which is much better than running in the incredibly hot sun. Unfortunately my iPod died about half way through the nine miles (it's not waterproof and neither is the case....oopsies...don't worry though, it's all better now). But somehow I made it the last 4.5 miles without music.

I'm not really sure how that happened because I cannot run without music. I just can't do it. So it was by some miracle that I was able to finish with nothing but the thoughts in my head as my music.

I walked a little bit less than I did last week on my distance day, which I was proud of, but I still walked some of the hills because there was no way i would have made it the whole distance if I'd run them. I'm feeling pretty good now. No major aches and pains, although my knees are a little sore. I'm sure by Monday they'll be ready to go though.

The ice bath I took after the run was amazing. Seriously my legs were about ready to fall off and I just plopped down in a tub of freezing cold water and four trays of ice cubes (it's all the trays I've got) and instantaneously they felt better.

So all in all it was a pretty successful day. Tomorrow is my younger brother's graduation party and it's supposed to rain all day. Not sure how 80 people (we have a really large family and groups of family friends) are going to fit in this house, so I'm crossing my fingers for no rain. It'll be nice to see everyone though, especially my baby cousin (okay she's actually 4 now, but she'll always be the baby).

Well that's all I've got for now. Hope everyone else had awesome runs/cross-trainings!

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