I started my run with Rachel Maddow to catch up on the latest political
There are definitely some benefits to doing long runs on the treadmill at home. In an effort to make you think I am less crazy, I will share a few:
- You can eat foods that you would never be able to carry with you -- like ice cream sandwiches!
- There is always a bathroom just steps away for those "emergencies."
- You can watch TV (and not feel guilty).
- You won't see anyone so you can wear the most hideous, mismatched workout wear.
- No sun = No skin damage = No need for greasy sunscreen. Score.
- You're in control. Not in the mood for hills? Keep it flat. Feeling crazy? Pump up the incline.
- No baggage. Ditch the
fanny packfuel belt, handheld water bottle, iPod, and whatever other junk you normally carry around. There are cupholders for that.
|Best running fuel ever! I promise you.|
|They make pretty good long-run company.|
I usually use long runs as an excuse to lay on the couch and read for the rest of the day but I didn't have that luxury this time around. We had our annual gala for the organization I work for and everyone is required to be present and working. So I followed my run with 8 hours of standing on my feet, catering to rich white folks in hopes that they will give us loads of their money. We ended up raising $1.1 million for the organization, Voices for Children. I guess we did a good job schmoozing.
I rounded out the weekend with a short, 5 mile recovery run yesterday and felt surprisingly good considering the 8 hours on my feet and 18 miler the day prior. I was very pleasantly surprised. I am beyond curious to see how the heck I will perform on race day with less than 2 months of training. It could be comical!