|Good Morning! Full of|
optimism and breakfast
as I set forth.
Sunday morning when I got up it was really dark. Way darker than it normally is at this time of day. Heavy cloud cover was holding the sun in check. Which was a good thing, because it was 100% humidity at the start of the run. Yes, 100%. We all looked liked we'd doused ourselves in a mid-run shower before we got to the first SAG (SAG's are "Support & Gear"... aka. "H2O/Gummy Bear stops" supplied by Sportsbackers MTT to us, MTT Participants. We like SAGS. Todays SAGS were manned by Pants Guy, Ms Pants Guy, & Super Fast Judith - which made them extra nice).
|VWB, g., Young, Mustang, & T|
A quick shout out - Young & VWB nailed their first 20 miler EVER!!! And Sally, T & I ran well...
Well, OK. When we were running, we were running well.
Of course... there's running, and then there's running. T ran into a GI issue, so I did some waiting around. Which was fine with me. We're partners, we don't bail on each other when things get ugly.
Over all, compared to 20 milers of days gone by, it was a relative non-event. No CPR crisis to report. No lost panties. No "I can't run another step" moments. No Will Ferrel. A slight stomach issue on my part, but I was trying a new nutrition strategy today, so part of me was prepared for that. T might have a different opinion on all this, but, for me... it wasn't a bad run with exception to that nasty upper ab/stomach cramp I had at mile 15ish.
I'm already looking forward to my next 20 miler. (sick, sick, sick, I know). Part of the reason is that I need mental help. NO, Ok, not really. I am looking forward to trying my NEXT nutrition strategy. Today I had a realization... one of those light bulb AHA moments. So let's say that I am kinda looking forward to seeing if it works.