added side note: and yes there was a long super fat gray ugly snake by the river.. he was more scared of me then i was of him.. but given i dont like snakes.. i wont talk about them.
It was hotter today and i was still a bit tired from yesterday however i managed to run 25 more miles on somewhat of a different course. Instead of starting in the 491 parking lot I started the run deep in the hole of the Arboritum (sp) near the highway. I figured this would give me more up hill work and make the course a bit tougher then yesterday.
My goal was to run up to the parkway then head on to the trail however, a small voice in my teeeny brain said bad idea given i might end up getting tired so pushing it was not a good idea.
I did the 479a trail all the way to the hell road connector that takes me from 479 main road up to the 5000 trail point under the parkway road. I ran down that road a bit then looped back on a the parkway trail where I stayed until I sneak back to the 479a trail for water. By the time i got back to the water (small stream used by many creatures) my body was not too happy. My problem was not my legs or feet but my blood sugar. I have a teeny test kit which i took with me today only to find that the number it returned said i should be dead: 52. Ok. Given i was not dead then the reading must be wrong so I moved on.
I had to walk about 1 mile total but in the end returned to the car with the last two or three miles very strong. Yes!. I am sun burnt, fried and beat up and in pain. Yes real Pain.. can you imagine.. and i got all of this wonderful stuff for free!!! or at best the cost of gas getting to the park.
I plan on resting monday with a short run on tuesday. I do hope to hit the gym a bit on those days in the evening. My biggest issue is getting a few pounds off and working with the blood. Ok, so i dont eat anything during the run and only drink stream water.. which some of it does have little creatures.. which i guess you could call that eating.. well maybe. In any case I need to look at eating someting near the top of the 5000 trail.
Next weekend is the same insanity.. maybe because i have a chance to see my friend in ktown.. and party.. and as much as i love to run.. i love to party just a teeeny bit more until of course the morning when this body reminds me that i should have been running..