Easy run today with Ellen! She loves trail running as well and so we stopped so she could take pics along the way. Tried to take it easy. A lot of the snow that was there yesterday had melted away, leaving most of the trail super sloppy.
Tomorrow I am doing shoe fittings with Girls on The Run in DC from 10-1 and I also am supposed to run 16 miles. So thats gonna be kinda shitty, but I’m excited to work with the girls. Maybe I will just switch my long run to Sunday and run for an hour tomorrow. That would probably work best, I just need to get up on Sunday which never happens.
About to go for 4 easy miles on the trail this afternoon with my friend Ellen.
This jacket smells so bad.
My body is so sore and hating me right now. My lower back and abdominal cramps have retuned. Although I feel like I have a pretty high pain tolerance, I am not cut out for this period bs. It is my man flu.
Everything feels like it’s throbbing as I am laying in bed right now.
Easy easy miles tomorrow because it’s a rest/optional active rest day. I definitely need to start stretching and using my foam roller more.
I’m loving the higher mileage, but my body isn’t quite adapting as fast.
gurl u fine
pshh damn girl look in the mirror. you n ur pretty dress pictures and those bugz.
Would you believe DC is only across the river?
Potomac Heritage Trail.
i’ve always wondered - how is it running out there? is it annoying to stop at lights? do you even notice anymore? do you feel safe on the trails?
Running in ALX? Or DC? In Alexandria, where I live I stop at red lights if I don’t have right of way, or cars or coming. It more annoying when cars stop in the middle of the cross walks.
Just the other day I was a quarter of the way through one and a car didn’t stop till halfway through the cross walk, pretty much had its nose in the road and I slapped the back bumper and they honked at me. Even though I dodged out of the way right before they hit me. There aren’t many lights in my neighborhood. I think there are 4 total. 2 are oddly placed right next to each other, and 2 are about 2 blocks away from each other. No stop signs except for the cross streets obvs. I don’t really run in Old Town just because all the people are annoying.
My neighborhood is also pretty sleepy, everything closes by 9 even on the weekends, so its fairly safe. I live on Main Street and its lit up, so I can run without a headlamp if I want. I make it a habit to run with my running mace just in case, although no one is out really past 8-9.
In DC around the mall there are hardly any lights but you can cross pretty safely even if the lights are red. DC around the mall is probably the safest place to run, actually. But as a lady, if I was running there by myself I’d still bring my running mace just to feel a little safer.
I feel pretty safe on the trails. When I run on Potomac Heritage Trail with Matt we’ve only run in to someone once or twice. I don’t think many people know its there. I would never run there at night because it is so technical anyway.
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