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Six Week Challenge- Day 6 HALF MARATHON DAY!

Today was a great day! 

Exercise

I ran (jogged. power walked. hobbled.) 13.1 TRAIL miles. I'd say that's enough for one day. 

Note the elevation change. I apparently climbed the Statue of Liberty today. The whole run felt like it was up hill. 

This is a terrible time, even for me! But apparently even with stabilizing leggings, my sissy knees and ankles couldn't handle a big kid trail run. So I walked a lot of it. But I finished. Eventually. 45 minutes later than my fastest half time. 

Food

Breakfast- Coffee, and a bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel. Again, couldn't finish it, but I knew I'd need the calories. 

Snacks- During the run, I sucked down 3 salted caramel Gu packs, as well as a dozen dixie cups of purple Gatorade. Afterwards, there was a banana, some potato chips, and beef jerky. It was glorious. 

Lunch- Wendys spicy chicken sandwich, half a small fry, and a HUGE, icy, delicious club soda. My husband and I drink a ton of club soda. It's my go to drink at fast food places. 

More Snacks More Snacks!- currently sipping a big fat cappuccino in my post race shower glory. 

Dinner- TBD But I really hope there are vegetables involved. 

Booze- THERE WILL BE BEER. I haven't gotten into it yet (I don't like day drinking), but I picked up some Southern Tier 2IBA, and some Arcadia Ales IPA. Because a high gravity, ice cold, hoppy beer sounds like heaven after being sweaty and thirsty for four hours today. 

#OOTD

CWX stabilizing leggings, C9 jacket, Mizuno Wave Runners, my NYC half finisher shirt, (I always wear a previous race's finisher shirt) and of course, my original Green Peacock headband prototype- I wear that at every half. (They really do stay put, except for when you mess with your sunglasses right before a picture is taken and push it back, so that it looks like your headband does not stay put. Sigh.)

Also my finisher medal, and my buddy John- it was his first half and he did great!  

Trail runs are gross. I don't think I am doing one again. Maybe I would do the 10k next year. Maybe. 

I have decided that even though I will soon need a new race goal, I am still NOT interested in running a full marathon. NOPE. 

Also, a note about water.

I don't mention my water intake much, because I drink lots of it and have no trouble doing so. I drink at least two camelback bottle's worth a day, which is what, fifty ounces? I know sometimes people have trouble staying properly hydrated, but I am definitely not one of them. No my problem is drinking water too close to bedtime, and having to pee all night long. 

Depending on how I feel tomorrow, it may be a rest day... I suspect my ankles will be THRASHED. 

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