Sunday, 20 April 2008

Day after 15 miles


I am actually feeling optimistic today.  I am not hurting too bad from the 15 miles.  The blisters I thought I had yesterday were temporary, and my feet are fine.  I have a bit of a sunburn on my neck and that is about it.  Oh, and I also have the lovely tan that ends above my ankle where my socks hit.  

The skirt is cute, no?  It is comfy and feels great.  It is long enough so that I don't feel like a woman who doesn't realize she is in her 50s (and so are her legs!)  I ordered a shirt in the pink color of the trim on the skirt - it should be in this week some time.  The color is called "sorbet", doesn't that sound good?  The visor was painful to buy because I am still mad at Pearl Izumi for that asinine runner vs. jogger ad campaign - but I really liked the visor the best.  It has good sweat absorption and it is comfortable.  

I just can't believe that I am optimistic today.  Yesterday I thought there was no way I was going to be able to run one more inch than 15 miles.  But then I remembered that 2 weeks ago, I hit the wall at 9 miles and barely made the 13.1 miles at the half-marathon.  So, maybe it is in the realm of possibilities that I will run 17 miles in 2 weeks!  Holy Moly!  How did this happen!?!?!?

8 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

The skirt is VERY cute. Love it.

Good job on the 15miles. I know I couldn't do that right now. After the half yesterday, I officially removed any marathon thoughts from my head (at least for this year).

And you're gonna rock the 17miles in two weeks. Wear the skirt. ;)

Kevin said...

Its good to hear you are feeling so great after a 15 miler. When the 17 miler comes up in two weeks just keep thinking about how good you felt the day after your 15 miler

Wes said...

You bought something from Pearl Izumi... Ewwww ;-)

Someone told me, "If you believe, you will achieve!"

Up and at'em girl!!

J~Mom said...

You can totally do it!! What is a couple more miles? :>D

Love the skirt! You are the best dressed athlete out there!

Marcy said...

LOL Mary! Love the skirt! You know even in my 20's I question the shorter running skirts on myself. 2 kids has a tendency to drop a couple pounds of fat in the thigh area heheh

Running Knitter said...

I love the skirt! :)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Awesome job with the 15 miler! The gear looks pretty cool, too.

Jess said...

Belated congrats on finishing up the 15 miler! And yes, the skirt is cute.