Cranky irritable annoyed exhausted anxious sad
My cousin died
Molly is sick again
I can’t remember the last time I slept through the night
I checked my hydration pack after Promise Land and couldn’t find a leak. I filled it up the night before this run and refrigerated it overnight. When I pulled it out in the morning there was no sign of leakage.
Five minutes into the run my back and legs were soaked.
By mile 6 I was out of fluid. It was hot.
I hate rocky, technical downhill. Why did I choose this route?
Oh yeah. I wanted to see the Rhododendrons. And jump in the swimming hole.
There were a few Rhododendrons here and there. I tried to feel happy. I mostly just felt tired.
There were people at the swimming hole. I felt self-conscious. And I really just wanted to get home and check on Molly.
Two thousand feet of climbing in the last 2.5 miles. In the heat. Brian shared his water.
*When I got home I discovered a crack in the small plastic piece that connects the tube to the bladder in my hydration pack.
I’ve had it for maybe 9 months.
A full week off from running because of a stupid chest cold.
I was hoping for at least 8 miles today, but my body had other plans. I’m trying to feel good about the fact that I’m listening to my body and taking it easy, but not running is so much harder than running is.
It was a gorgeous day to be in the mountains though.