Me and my alarm clock have got to call a truce. Or I need to be less of an idiot, one or the other. It went off on time at 4:30 this morning but instead of hitting snooze I managed to turn it off. I woke up again at 5:30, thank god, which is the time I should be heading out the door to meet up with my running group. I raced around the house, chowed down breakfast in the car, and somehow managed to make it to the meeting spot just before 6. So, twelve miles. Yeah......I did them. And I had new company as well, which was beyond appreciated. This little firecracker named Lien came up and introduced herself after the first few miles and told me she had just finished completing her 50 States. YEAH, she's a badass. She stuck with me for most of the run, asking me questions about my training and giving tons of advice. It helped keep my mind from what seemed like an impending meltdown. I'd done 6 last Saturday and only 3 this week up until this morning, so I wasn't sure how I'd hold up. The only thing that has me concerned at this point is the amount of pain I was in by the end. Something is definitely jacked up with my hips. I'm guessing I just need to incorporate some strengthening exercises so for now I'm going to thumb through some back issues of Runners World and see what I find. But I do have the number of a new physical therapist on waiting on speed dial in case it comes to that.
After the run I came home and got caffeinated. It didn't seem like a nap was in the cards so I decided to shower and head back out the door. I had an exchange to make at the mall and that little trip turned into some retail therapy. Oops. One hour and $xxx later, I've got 2 new bras, 2 pairs of shorts, and 4 new tops. That little haul includes a new outfit for my gig tonight. Just didn't like what my choices were with what I already had.
Did you have a work out or a long run today? What are the rest of your weekend plans? Tell me all about it in the comments!