So how do I deal with that? Naps aren't really an option, so I turn to another solution. I'd like to introduce my best friend:
My coffeemaker. I drink WAY TOO MUCH COFFEE and way too little water. I set my coffeemaker to brew while I'm out running and instead of drinking water when I'm done I immediately pour myself a cup (or two) to drink while I get ready for the day. Then I take a big "to go" cup on my commute - and occasionally I drink more at work too. I am over-caffeinated and under-hydrated! This is something I need to work on. But, I love my coffee. See? Aren't we cute together?
|Note to self: don't jam the coffee cup up on your face to create even more eye wrinkles than you already have.|
M and I went running on Saturday morning out along the Clackamas River. It's a pretty out and back that we can do right out of our neighborhood. Running in places like this reminds me that it definitely doesn't suck to live here in the Pac NW.
We ran 8 miles, the first "long" run of our training for the Run Like Hell half. My foot is holding up pretty well, so I'm hopeful that will continue and I can get through this training cycle successfully. I'm not too preoccupied with time/pace right now, I just want to get a decent distance base built back up again after taking so much time off due to my foot.