Once again I didn't eat properly the night before a longer run..grrr...I know! I know! I said that I learned my lesson a few weeks ago about eating right the night before a run. Sometimes it takes me a few times for the lesson to sink in.
Last night some of us headed over to a co-workers house for happy hour. I wasn't planning on staying too long so I wasn't worried about food. I had some cheese and crackers and chips and salsa. Really the stuff that dinner is made of :) And of course I washed it down with some beer..didn't want the crackers to get stuck in my throat! :)
I knew when I woke up this morning that I was in trouble. I felt sluggish and just didn't want to head out the door to run. I knew I should have eaten dinner last night. Oh well, lesson learned again! I headed out after lunch. My legs felt heavy and tired. It really was the first run after a few weeks of no real running. (I'm not counting my 3 miles on Tuesday nights for run club) I wanted to try out my new fuel belt that I purchased for marathon running...I can't see me running 26.2 miles with a handheld. Well turns out that the fuel belt and bottles are not that bad. I was picturing a lot worse. My main problem is getting the freakin' bottles off of the belt. Guess you know what I will be practicing doing. Then I also have problems with putting the bottle back in place too. It turned out to be rather funny.
Tomorrow I will be volunteering at the GW Parkway 10 miler. Should be fun! It will be my first time working a water stop. Love supporting Runners!