It has been over a week, and I kind of left this blog on a cliffhanger on Tuesday the 22nd. I will run through a brief synopsis of what I did since then:
23rd – worked until 6pm, got in the car and drove to Richmond, VA until 1am. No running.
24th – drove to Jesup ,GA until 5pm or so, and engaged in holiday festivities. No running .
25th – celebrated Christmas, and ran 6 miles, in 85 degree heat. It was so hot in Georgia. After my run I ate so much macaroni and cheese and I had no regrets. I got really overheated during the run and it was very slow .
26th – ran 5 miles in 85 degree heat. So hot. I texted myself some notes for the blog and I wrote “5. Crazy hot. Like 48 minutes. Wanted to do 6”. I just couldn’t run anymore
27th – ran 4 miles in 85 degrees in Jesup before we hit the road for 8 hours of driving. So hot, again. I felt terrible because I had been eating like a maniac and drinking and just shuffled through 4
28th – ran 3 miles after we got home to JC at like 4:30 or so. At this point, I knew I was facing 38 miles to get to 2k, and I think I kind of threw in the towel. I was exhausted, vacation obese, and here’s a good point to make mention of the fact that my shoes have actual holes in them, which explains why there are rocks in my shoes every day. My ankles hurt really bad, and I feel gross
29th – ran 4 miles for some reason. It was 45 degrees and that was way better than 85.
30th – took the day off .
Today – 3 mile jog
My plan for GA was to run like 8-10 miles a day and come home with a light work load, but I didn’t really contemplate that it would be a blazing hot hellscape while we were there. It just got to be too overwhelming, there was a hole in my shoes, my ankles really hurt, and I just didn’t get there. That said, I accomplished 98.6% of my mileage goal, which is great.
I have new goals for next year, but I’ll get to them another day. See ya soon!