I met some friends this morning at 6 a.m. which required a 5 a.m. wake up. But it was well worth it to have running buddies! There is something so encouraging about having someone running right there by your side. One of my running buddies is especially great because we do not get the chance to talk very often, so when we run, we spend the entire time talking and catching up. It is perfect! It makes the hours pass by so much more quickly than music ever could!
I have now officially finished my last long run before our half marathon, which will take place in just 7 short days. Thanks to a great 12 miler today I feel prepared and ready to take on the challenge next week!
A few things that I practiced for next week, I used my hydration belt. I filled both my water bottles up and drank most of one 12 oz bottle. I also had the little pouch full of about 20 jelly beans. I began eating those around mile 6. I would eat 2 or 3 every half mile or so along with a gulp of water. It really seemed to help pass the miles and keep me hydrated and looking forward to that next little sugar rush. So I will be using this same system on race day.
Now to refuel and enjoy a wonderful Easter weekend with the family!
I Can Do It, You Can Too!