Bridge to 10k: Week 4, Day 1
Well, hi. It looks like I’ve got two of you to write to now. Don’t feel threatened, I’m sure Carolyn can’t wear my shirts quite as well as you can*. We let our tethers get a little longer this week, as we do from time to time, therefore I have a lot to catch you up on.
I finished my W3D3 on Tuesday before my sister and mom’s flight got in. I actually ran/walked 10k, though it was mostly walking since I made the error of going down to the boardwalk at mile 4 and enjoying the plethora of lactic acid in my legs on the uphill return. Good, good.
I brought them back to the airport yesterday morning, and it was really hard all over. I feel guilty about being so far and seeing my mom sad and my baby sister cry was awful. I know I’ll see them again very soon but you know how overactive my brain is, and it occasionally creates dark and twisty thoughts about time and distance. We had so much fun, though**. We went to Peggy’s Cove and on the ferry and celebrated my birthday, and to the markets and to the Bay of Fundy in the pouring rain and Becca pooped in an outhouse. I slept in the bed between her and Neek, essentially your worst nightmare but you can imagine how pleased I was. Mom and I walked all over Halifax for Nocturne on Saturday, a nighttime event where galleries all over the city are open. We also found a mouse in the kitchen. I don’t want to talk about it. I was so exhausted when they left, physically and emotionally, and I slept most of yesterday away.
Anyways, today I ran. W4D3 is 3 x 18 minute run, 1 minute walk. I tried a new pair of tights that were unsatisfactory. I am very picky about the bottoms I run in. As someone who gained and lost weight fairly quickly, I have a lot of excess skin on my stomach. I feel very uncomfortable if I can feel it moving when I run, so I need pants that go up high and tuck all that stuff away. 0/10, would not recommend.
Tl;dr: I went on a one week running hiatus to eat food and adventure with blood relatives whom I love dearly and today I ran 5.12 miles.
I love you.