- No! Good luck with that my psychotic friend.
- I'll follow you in the car while I sip hot coffee.
- No way! Hate the cold! Good luck!
- You are running 17 miles without anyone chasing you with a gun???? What is wrong with you Jen!?!!!!
- Um, yeah, no thanks
- From the ultrarunner: Fine. I'll run the first 20 with you. Too bad he lives in Texas.
- It's 10 degrees with a breeze here in Rockland County. I'm going out for an hour run followed by an "indoor" spin. I feel your happiness! Embrace the chill...
- I would have joined you (cough cough, yea right) but my coach gave me strict orders to run an EASY hour only. And hey, I don't want to cross my coach, she can be a real harda$$ if I do ;-). Yes, that hardass would be me, lol.
- I'd run with you if I were there... just remember how exhausting it is to run it heat and humidity and it will make the cold easier.:) Oddly enough, when the hot hands and hot feet wore off and I was chilly, I thought of this Jill and I was almost relieved that I was cold and not suffering from heat exhaustion!
- funny- you're getting ready to run and I'm getting ready to nap. Bundle Up- if you happen to take a jog over this way want to grab the dog??? She'll keep you company. ;)
The story: When Evan (Sam's little boy) was three, he was busy throwing some kind of fit about getting in the bath and Sam said to him "are you a man or a mouse?" and little Evan replied "I like cheese..." in his tiny voice. I love that story and while I was struggling at mile 15.5, knowing I had 1.5 to go to reach my goal I started asking myself "are you a woman or a mouse?" and Evan's little voice was ringing from my overworked muscles saying "I like cheese!". I pushed on though, the cruelest part running past my house at mile 16 for another loop around the block to complete the 17 total. Check.
Back to the workouts that cause the complete exhaustion afterwards, total depletion. I couldn't get the chocolate milk down my throat quick enough and my body into the hot tub to thaw out fast enough. Burning 2000 cals for the 2 hours and 40 minutes that I was out there, I have been constantly hungry since finishing, just hard to peel myself off the couch! Definitely a recovery day tomorrow, and a "down" week coming up! Yay!