longest run, ever.
the weather over about 4 hours varied between misty (occasional) and big fat rain drops (more often than not). lots of crazy puddle hopping. feet and shoes pretty much completely soggy the whole way through. the marvelous D pointed out: we might as well think about this rain running thing as fun, since we’re doing it anyway.
the left arch felt a little sensitive at the beginning, but for most of the run no more sore than anything else. the last two miles were hard, mind over body. I was inspired by S who fell and got a pretty bloody knee scrape at about mi. 13 but hung in there with the group through the end. I really can’t imagine running that distance alone. It was nearly entirely the momentum of the group that kept me going that last stretch.
my gps started going haywire about 2/3 through and I think the itunes were waterlogged too. I also learned that after any kind of stopping for water breaks, or pee breaks, it got progressively harder and harder to restart. the mantra: just. keep. going.
I was a little afraid to look at my foot afterwards. But the damage wasn’t bad – one big blister on my big toe. Everything below my hips feels pretty stiff and creaky.
But no excuse to skip a holiday party tonight, since I’m bringing dessert!