Today I made a rookie mistake on my run. I went for my long run for the week this afternoon, and decided to try it without properly fueling. I had a big breakfast and was not very hungry, so I did not eat lunch. I washed both our cars, bought some groceries, and decided to run my eleven miles while it was still daylight. I honestly did not think anything about fueling and just headed out. I was a little sore from raking leaves yesterday, so I thought that I was not going to have my best runner ever. Also, I drank a little bit last night, so I was not optimally hydrated. Early in my run, I felt good, even if I was slow. I had some Sports Beans around mile five, and drank water as I felt I needed some. Around mile nine and a half, I all of my extremities started tingling and I did not feel right. I decided not to push it so I started to walk. I had nothing left in the tank and I had no clue what was happening. Once I made it back to the house, I grabbed a quick bite, and started to feel better immediately. Let’s just say Susan was not happy that I ran eleven miles without eating anything for roughly six hours. This was a rookie mistake, and just a reminder to pay a little closer attention to what I am doing out there.
On a brighter note, this was an amazing weekend and I was able to get quite a bit accomplished around the house. We have pine trees around our house, and this is such a pain to deal with. They drop pine needles and branches all year-long and they constantly need to be raked up. I had not raked any of these needles in a couple of months, so I had a rather large task on my hands. I ended up having twenty-three thirty-nine gallon bags of pine needles when I finished raking on Saturday. I was shocked to see grass in my backyard!
After my yard work, I decided to relax, so I sat outside in the sunny, sixty-five degree weather and read a book for a little bit. It has been so cold and dreary here this winter, so it was great to be able to relax outside. And of course getting to grill a steak on the grill without freezing to death was an added bonus as well.
Now, it is time to watch The Walking Dead and True Detective.