This morning got up early to get my long run in today. OH BOY! It was 55 degrees this morning when I got up. What great running weather. I got some arm sleeve from YMX that I have been wanting to try out. This morning with 55 degree temps it seemed like the perfect time to give these babies a try. When I put them on, I couldn't believe how soft and light weight they were. It felt like I didn't have anything on my arms. They were perfect for this mornings weather. I was pumped knowing I wasn't going to have to stop to take off my long sleeve shirt that I usually wear over a tank. By mile 9, I decided I was getting pretty warm so I decided to take off the arm sleeve. I was able to just pull one than other as I was running. Boy, it doesn't get any easier than that. I absolutely love them. The first 10 miles were great. I just got into my own little rhythm and went with it. When I hit mile 12, it started to get a little tougher. My knee and *SS were starting to ache. I went to the chiropractor yesterday to get a treatment. Doing a long run the day after a treatment, is probably not the smartest thing to do. But, I was anguish to get a long run in this week. By mile 16 my knee and *SS were killing me. I knew I had to dig deep inside myself to get 18 miles in the way I was feeling. Each mile got tougher and tougher. When I got to 17 miles, I just kept telling myself 1 more mile you can do this. BOY, That last mile was hard.
Now, it was time to head home and get some weed eating done. By the end of August I'm ready to be done with mowing and weed eating. If my hubby had his way, I probably would be weed eating the whole town of Earlham. He's kind of a perfectionist. Me on the other hand in not a perfectionist and he still married me. Can you believe that? What is that saying opposite attract. In my case that is true. After 23 years of marriage " HE'S STILL A KEEPER."
Don't forget to entry my YMX giveaway(HERE)
How do you handle aches and pains on your long runs?
Does it take you awhile to find your rhythm?
What do you do after a long run?