Last week and this weekend are a bit of a blur. The last half of the week became quite stressful at work. Working on Saturdays is not fun.
Family stress + Work stress + Little sleep + Zero workouts = Cranky Bethany
I was stressed about missing a long run this weekend, but on Monday I just decided it doesn't matter. I've already done 12 miles. One long run won't make that much difference at this point. Especially when I'm already exhausted and stressed.
Sunday night I had the brilliant idea to ask my friend Amanda (a fellow GOTR coach!) if she would like to meet for a run on Monday evening. I knew it was short notice, but I figured it didn't hurt to ask.
|Ready to run!|
|My essentials: long sleeve in case we get drenched in the rain, pringles for pre run fuel (only thing I had, must go to grocery!), my wallet just to have some $ just in case...|
We hadn't seen each other all summer so it was great to catch up and it made the 5 mile run fly by. It worked out super well as it started pouring after I got home from work. It would have been so easy to not run if I was planning to go alone.
|Waiting in my car...thankfully I was early and Amanda was just a few minutes late|
|Post run sunset|