The good news is........ I RAN 8 MILES ON SATURDAY!!!!
Can you even believe that I did it! We were staying at the Courtyard Marriot that is in the Mayo Clinic parking lot and I wasn't too sure about the surrounding areas in this part of Jacksonville. I new it would be dark for the first part of my run so I took off to tour Mayo Clinic. The facility is BIG and Beautiful!! Let me tell you I toured every inch from Family Hospice to Shipping and Receiving, up and down empty parking lots, on sidewalks, etc. The good thing is that I was able to complete over 6 miles before I made it back to the place that I started and by then it was getting light outside. I decided to go out onto the main road and head down the sidewalk where I found a beauiful neighborhood that had sidewalks and a trail with a bridge and that my friends, is how I ended my run.
I had to stop about 6.50 miles in to stretch as I was getting very tight in my hips and buttocks ( very strange), but my legs felt great and my breathing was still slow and steady!!!
I got back to the hotel and took full advantage of the ice machine in the hallway. I used a publix reusable shopping bag and filled it to the max with ice and jumped in the tub for a quick soak before heading to my sister's for a full day of cooking and cake decorating!!
I missed my speedwork today because I missed work and was in bed most of the day but I am going to try to get a few runs in this week during my traveling and try not to over do it! It seems I've been doing a lot of that lately and my immune system is rebelling!!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend and start to your week, I will be catching up on everyone's blogs in the next couple of days!!!