- Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 -- 8pm
- Location: Bloomington, IN
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companion: Matty
- Recipe Rating: A
Here is the recipe.
Week one of my half-marathon training, more than 14 weeks ago now, my "long run" for the week was two miles. Two miles was manageable enough. But in those first few weeks even three miles was tough. I remember four miles sounding complete daunting. Today, my long run was eight miles, for a total of thirty miles of running this week! I have certainly never run eight miles before, nor have I ever run thirty miles in a week. And the truth is, it wasn't so bad. Today I ran from Em and Brian's place to the Stanford campus, and did a running tour of my alma matter before running back. It was pleasantly distracting to run around campus, recalling fond memories from various locations.
While I had eight miles on the schedule today, my special gentleman had seventeen. We both finished just in time for quick showers before we were meeting up with some math friends for dinner. The showering part was easy enough, but the bathroom at Em and Brian's is up a flight of stairs. We were quite a sight, using the arm rail to pull ourselves up, and ease ourselves down the stairs. It's amazing how you can feel ok while running, but then as soon as you stop everything starts to hurt. We made it to dinner though, and after a big dinner of Indian food, we split a malted milkshake at the area creamery. The best part about running is definitely the huge appetite! I can enjoy much more yummy food than I used to be able to!
Tomorrow is a much needed rest day, and then it will be onwards to another week of training!