|Trying not to open it so I don't get tempted to eat them. I wonder who has a birthday coming up so I can re-gift them?|
I had to do my long run today cause I couldn't yesterday. I decided to run from my home, to the waterfront and back. Which means I had to run down then UP 30th Street Hill aka Satan's Spawn as dubbed by Amanda from 5 Miles Past Empty (I love her blog! Click HERE and follow her if you don't already).
The run started out cold and a bit windy. I wore my Run to Remember shirt and my Portland Finisher long sleeve over it and felt fine when I finally warmed up. I ran down 30th and headed towards the waterfront. It was a cloudy day and I never saw the sun but it was still peaceful to be near the water.
I ran the first 5 miles without music cause I wanted to focus on my breathing and form and just really didn't feel like listening to music at that time. The water sounded nice. I ran towards the end of the waterfront cause I wanted to see the new part they have been building.
It was really pretty and looks like it's going to be awesome once they completely finish it.
Then it was time to head towards 30th. I knew what was coming so I prepared myself by taking off my long sleeve. I knew I would get hot running up it!
|Here I go!|
My quads were burning and I couldn't control my breathing. I think it was a little too cold cause my lungs were burning too. I stopped 2 times at the cross streets so I could catch my breath but I stopped for less than 5 seconds. Does that still count as running up it? I never walked up at least :)
I got the sh*t scared out of me though cause some garbage truck drivers thought it would be funny to honk their loud horn at me. They stopped to pick up some garbage and one was laughing and said something but I ignored and kept my focus on running up the hill.
|I reached the top! Well to the top of the street I need to turn on.|
Overall the run felt great! It had been a while since I did a run over 8 miles so it was nice knowing I could still hit the double digits and feel good.
I think I like this running during the day thing! I usually had to run after 5 pm when I got off work.
And I love my Spibelt. I had some shot bloks and my camera in it and I never felt them or the belt.