I had one of the best weekends ever. Friday night my brother ended up swinging through DC with a few friends on the tail end of a road trip. He brought three of his frat brothers were are some awesome guys and I was so excited to see them. The best part about their visit is they decided to go to UMD to party for the night and let me go to sleep at 10pm : ) An early bedtime was key because my training schedule had a 10 mile trail run on the books for the weekend. I woke up nice and early on Saturday and headed out to Fountainhead Regional for some trail running. I started a little behind a group of 5 guys and was weaving in and out of them and pushing myself a lot harder than I should have because I was being slightly competitive. The only problem was at ohhhh mile .25 my right arch felt like it was on FIRE. I fell to the back of the group and then at mile 2 realized that something was wrong and that 10 miles probably wasn’t going to happen.I moved on to a walk and jog combo, throwing a few sprints up hills for good measure, as I made my way back to the car. Once I got back I realized my foot was feeling a little better so I headed back out again. This time out I turned around at the 1 mile marker thanks to some common sense from my roommate. Amelia currently is nursing one foot with a stress fracture (she is in a boot) and thanks to the awkward weight distribution while she is walking the tendonistis in her other foot is flaring up. Aka she is a hot mess right now and super cranky about it. She sent some logical texts saying “You have a race next Saturday don’t hurt yourself, I wouldn’t be in a boot if I knew when to call it quits” so I conceded and when I got back to my car after 6 miles I headed home. I was actually feeling pretty good at that point and was about to go out for another mile out and back to bring my total to 8 (I just didn’t want to be far from the car) but it is probably for the best.
My arches started to hurt while I was doing Insanity so I am blaming it on all the jumping around. Needless to say Insanity is going to be on pause this week so that I can get the PR I know it totally in reach for next Saturday’s 10 miler. I hit 10 miles at a 3 minute PR in my half in March so I know I can do that again if not trim off more time on Sunday. Especially since when I raced 10 miles last I drank my face off the night before.
At this point you are probably wondering what the heck the title of my post means. Well the reason I switched up my long run this weekend was because Saturday was one of my GFs birthdays and we had a boozy bottomless brunch and a concert lined up. AKA I didn’t want to do a long run on Sunday. Brunch was at Masa 14 (if you are in the DC area you MUST GO) and it was bottomless booze and bottomless food. We quickly discovered that we could use our water cups for the mimosas and bellinis so things went down hill quickly.After brunch a few of us went and got mani pedis where we were served MORE champagne and then naps were in order. My fingers and toes look amazing though 🙂 After some naps we began getting ready for David Guetta and headed out to the venue. He didn’t come on until after 1am… My bedtime is around 10pm so this was just too much for me to handle. By 2:30 my energy level was about – 100 and I headed home. I got in a quick 3 hours of sleep before making my way to see my BFs parents off from their visit over the weekend. Needless to say I’m slightly exhausted… For Easter we did a friends brunch and dinner with two different groups of friends and by 10pm I was out cold. Today I just feel like a shell of myself and I am attributing that to a lack of sleep and alcohol… So just like sober January I am welcoming sober April with open arms.
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