My friend Joan and I set off for the Silver Comet Trail around 8:30 yesterday morning to do the 10 mile run. I was having a lot of trouble getting into it. My legs felt heavy and sore and I was cursing myself for doing those squats and step ups the day before. At the 5 mile point, I had a GU and that did seem to give me a burst of energy. Miles 5-8.5 were probably the best of the run. I got into a groove and felt fine. But I guess the sugar rush wore off when I had 1.5 miles to go. I just felt drained of all energy. The last mile seemed to take forever! But we managed to finish. I didn’t have my Garmin on but I imagine we were running about a 10:45-11 mph pace. Fine with me for the long run.
On the drive home, I kept feeling like my skin around my chest was stinging. When I got ready to shower and took off my sports bra, I saw that there had been some major chafing going on. Weird thing was, it was only on the left side. I think that after I saw what it looked like, it started to hurt more. Psychological reaction maybe? Anyway, I couldn’t wear a bra for the rest of the day. I do have some Body Glide, but didn’t even think to use it because I have never experienced boob chafing before! I don’t know if it was the specific bra I was wearing, or just that I’m running more mileage, but holy hell, not fun. It feels much better today though.
My mother and I did some shopping and then she wanted frozen yogurt. We decided to try a new yogurt place in Decatur that I’d never been to called The Yogurt Tap. This is sort of the best thing ever. (Well, besides Yoforia which holds a near and dear place in my heart.) They had six different kinds of yogurt on the wall and you just got however much you wanted.
Then you go over to the toppings bar and put on whatever toppings you want. They weigh the yogurt at the end and charge you by weight.
I got original and caramel apple yogurt, topped with strawberries, kiwi, cinnamon toast crunch and chocolate chips. My eyes were a little bigger than my stomach, though, and I didn’t finish it all.
After yogurt, my mom and I walked around a really big and nice Whole Foods for fun. She loved it. Like mother, like daughter, right? My mom actually said that she didn’t understand when people didn’t like to go to the grocery store. Me neither.
I just dropped my mom off at the airport and I’m debating taking a nap or walking the Murphster. He’s chilling on the back stoop and seems content so the nap might win.