Another amazing long run

On Monday last week, I woke up and my feet were swollen and hurt so bad.  I have come to find out that I need to be drinking more electrolytes especially after long runs.  I took a couple days off from running this week to recuperate.  I ran some hills on Wednesday at a slow and steady pace.  Took off 2 more days and ran my distance run on Saturday morning right after my midnight shift at work.  Needless to say, I was 1 tired girl when I was driving to meet up with a group to run.  At least I knew that I would be talking to other runners while I ran my distance.  I had to run at least 8 miles per my training schedule and I was dreading it.  Once I started running I started feeling much better and more awake.  I had the longest run ever on Saturday, I ran 10.86 miles.  I felt absolutely phenomenal after the run.  I felt like I could have ran more.  I made sure to drink Gatorade at each of the water stops, as well as when I finished running.  I also ate a few peanut butter filled pretzels (YUMM!!)  When I got home I drank about 8 oz of dark chocolate almond milk and went to bed.  When I got up, I wasn’t sore and I had no swelling.  I’m so excited about how far I have come!  I have truly exceeded my goals that my mind keeps telling me that I can’t do.  I will continue to keep telling those negative voices to SHUT UP!!  I can do this and so can all of you!  Have a great week ladies and gents!

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