Saturday, September 18, 2010

18

I almost died but I ran 18 miles today. I'm now lying in bed super sore and very sunburned. But I did it. That is what matters.

I ran out of water/gatoraid with about 5 miles to go. Partially because I got this new water bottle belt. And didn't realize that a few of the bottles were leaking. So I lost some fluid on the way. Seriously thought I would have to call James to come get me. It was probably close to noon. Sun beating down. Dying of thirst on the back road of Cookingham. I spotted a little church and just prayed they would have an outside water spout for a hose. I saw an old one and tried it but no water came out. You know the kind where the handle lifts up. I was heartbroken. I went around the building and finally saw a hose hookup. Hallelluia!! (don't think I spelled that right). I filled up two bottles and let's just say by the end of the run I would have drank more if I had more. But man I might just have to go to that church. It was an amazing blessing today.

As for the sunburn. That is mostly my own fault. Last week I was careful to fully lather up on sunscreen. I didn't even get any color at all. So this week I was lazy and thought I could get away with my face and the tops of my shoulders. Umm no. Totally red splotchy where I was sloppy with the sunscreen. Upper arms. Front chest. Upper back. Upper front thighs. A little on my cheeks (face :)). It is a nightmare.

Here's hoping I get some sleep.

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3 comments:

Nana said...

Woh, I am so PROUD of you Sam. Once a pond a time I use to run and run and run....Now I have to train all over to do that.

Frosty said...

Great job on your 18! It is quite hard to focus when you know your fluids are running low; happened to me just two weeks ago. I had to steal water from a friend's house along the route (used the hose too!).

Good luck with the rest of your training!

Frosty said...

Great job on your 18! It is quite hard to focus when you know your fluids are running low; happened to me just two weeks ago. I had to steal water from a friend's house along the route (used the hose too!).

Good luck with the rest of your training!