Saturday did finally bring rain and cooler temperatures. We have not had rain in months. This was the day that Randee and Brittany ran their 18 miles.
|Don't they look cute in their coordinated blue?|
Talia and I did our 18 miles on Sunday at White Rock Lake. It wasn't until the last minute that we remembered the Hottest Half would be taking place. We started about 5:00am, and pretty much had the place to ourselves.
|The Dallas city lights are really pretty in the dark over the lake.|
|Half done! I'm pretty sure these are fake smiles.|
|The sun was just starting to rise and the trail was starting to get pretty crowded.|
Around mile 15 my right knee decided it was DONE. Every time I tried to run I had shooting pain up and down my leg. I decided I would just have to walk to the finish. I was able to maintain a 13:00 to 14:00 pace walking with no knee pain.
|We both about cried we were so excited to see the car and know we had completed our 18 miles!|
|The conditions were not horrible, but we were still sweating like crazy!|
|Talia, Ms. I Don't Sweat, was freaking out when she discovered sweat was rolling down her legs!|
|Note to self: get two bags of ice next time. One bag melted almost instantly. I guess I have a steamy butt.|
Next I foam rolled.
|Then it was compression shorts & calf sleeves, toe stretchers and knee icing. Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted a quick and painless recovery!|
|I finally ventured out of the house sporting this sexy getup. I'm pretty sure it will be all over the runways in Milan this fall.|
Just so you know, I brought home takeout sushi and enjoyed it with some sparking wine. Ahhh, good!
Today I have felt great! Next week's 10 miles will happen in Park City, Utah.
|If the altitude doesn't kill me, it should be a nice cool run!|