I did my long run on Sunday morning. On Saturday, I had to pack up my old apartment, lugging boxes up and down, up and down 2 flights of stairs before my new move-in day on Monday.
Not a good “rest day” before 17 miles.
My legs felt heavy, and I felt yucky. I considered calling for a rescue ride at 10 miles. I laughed at how slowly I had to run up a hill around mile 14. I thought about crying at mile 16.
But I made it! It took lots of deep breaths, and it was not really where I wanted my pace to be. In the end, though, I got the time in on my feet, and I get to say I ran 17 miles this weekend. I’m that much closer to finishing my 2nd marathon, and I’m getting closer to my ultimate goal of someday qualifying for Boston.
The rest of my weekend was good! After a few hours of lifting boxes and trekking up and down the stairs, I got to come home and hang out with my family. I got some lesson planning done on Sunday after my run, and my sister and I went to see If I Stay. It was beautifully done. Chloe Grace Moretz is adorable, and the music was fantastic.
I also got a few delish home-cooked meals, and tomorrow I get to move into apartment #2 in Boston with a couple friends from high school. I will be closer to school (hooray easier commute!). AND I’ll be on the red line, so being social will be far easier.
My Labor Day Monday will be spent lugging my stuff out of the van and into the new place. Fingers crossed it’s a relatively smooth and painless process.
Did you long run this weekend? How was it? Any other exciting weekend events?