Man I do love a good run. There is just something about hitting the road with nothing more than an IPOD and a dream with a bunch of good friends that makes a run so special! Yesterday I enjoyed my longest run so far (17.14 miles to be exact) and it was spectacular! I enjoyed every detail of the experience, the burn in my muscles, the songs on my play list, the conversation with the Brians, Bruce and Mark and the feeling that I was pushing my body just a little further than ever before! The only thing that was slightly irritating was the rash that developed underneath my breasts somewhere around mile 13. I have heard about chaffing stories, but have never been victim to the pain personally. That was tough, but now I know that I can run through it so if chaffing is an issue come October 16th I am prepared.
The rest of the day I mowed the lawn, washed dishes and laundry (including hanging the clothes on the line), cleaned most of our house, attended our first MOPS meeting of the year where I worked as the chef and took one hell of a bath! A well earned, luxurious hot and steamy bubble bath that I lounged in for nearly an hour. Then I read for another couple hours and went to sleep. I slept the best that I have slept in years last night! I guess I earned a good night's sleep too!
The television never crossed my mind the past 48 hours.