Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Some day we'll be on the same page

Last time Heather & I got together to run a long run was for the Hippie Chick Half... and we all know now how that turned out... Today we were planning to do our normal 12 mile run + 2 mile walk for the first time in several weeks. Alas, it was just not meant to be. It seems that my sister-in-law and I just can't coordinate our "feelin' really good, could run forever" days.

Heather's foot (tendon in her ankle) has been really bothering her for a few days, but she was hoping that a run today would loosen it up and it would start feeling better once we were out, running, and warmed up. Well, we might have been okay except for the fact that about mile 6 our trail came to an abrupt and unexpected end. It was completely flooded out... so much so that you couldn't see how far into the grass the water went or how deep it was out on the actual trail. By the time we stopped and planned a re-route of our run, Heather's foot, which hadn't been feeling great had started to stiffen up and cause her more problems. So at that point we made the decision to just call it a day. We ran to our normal stopping point... McDonald's... and called that good. It ended up being just around 7½ miles when all was said and done.
Heather took this pic of our trail where we got cut off today. We were both surprised at how flooded it was when it hasn't really rained significantly since the weekend and none of the trail we had been on to this point (about 1½+ miles worth) wasn't even damp. It was the strangest thing. Maybe it was God's way of sending a message to Heather that she wasn't supposed to run a long run today... who knows?

At any rate, I will probably try to make up my few missing miles over the next couple of days. I don't usually run two days in a row, but I might this week... it supposed to be really nice for the next few days and I might take advantage of that fact to shun my treadmill and get some miles in the wonderful sunshine. Let's hope I remember the sunscreen!

Today's Run
7.5 Miles
92 Minutes
4.9 mph


(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Bummer about the flooded road, but the weather this weekend is going to be awesome for some make up miles

Heather said...

Why do I feel so guilty for cutting our run short? What is the matter with me? :(

Jo said...

H, usually it's ME that's feeling totally guilty about it... no worries!!! :)