Monday, August 6, 2012

Running the Appalachian Trail

RUNS: 21 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Boiling Springs North with Sue this morning.

I am so glad that I have someone like Sue who is just as crazy for the trails as I am. And that I can talk her into doing a long run bright and early on a Monday morning! What an awesome friend! I know how much I like to run new trails and she had not been to this part of the AT so it was really cool to show her the trails.  Bad for us to be the first ones on the trails this morning.

Sue and I after the run

We (I) got to clear the trails of spider webs. It was just plain nasty. I screamed like a girl several times when I unexpectedly got one in the face. Grr. We ran an out and back and the way out was slower moving because of all the web clearing. 

When we got to the water at Scotts Farm I pretty much took a bath under the water pump trying to get the webs off of me. The way back was much nicer but the sun was coming out and it was starting to heat up. We just kept it moving to try to get done before it got to bad. Atleast it seemed like the humidity was down today. Either way it was a good run and just glad that I got it in!

EATS: Not such a good day in the eats department. Between the running all morning and then getting a tooth pulled I just didnt really eat so well today. For example...a candy bar before my run... And then once we got running this is what I ate over the course of the miles. Plus the chips that I inhaled before my appointment to try to get some calories and fat in because I knew it would be awhile until I ate again.
Running Snacks
Got the 'ol tooth taken care of then came home and took a nap! Got up and was starving. Didnt feel like making anything so I heated up some of my moms Mac & Cheese from yesterday. Yes, made with real cheese and lots of love from momma. It was nice and easy to get down. Chew. Chew. Swallow!
After a bit I decided I was going to be hungry again soon and I needed stuff to pack for lunches so I ran down to the store to see what I could scrounge up. I am not really a fan of ice cream. But I saw that my store had a new item...So Delicious Almond Milk frozen dessert (ice cream). So I grabbed some with high hopes.
Another Snack
Yeah. After a few bites I determined that I would leave that in the freezer with the ice cream too.
I packed up lunches. Left overs for the boys and easy eating stuff for me. Bananas have got to be the easiest, right?! And the other stuff is if I get desperate. Fig Newtons. Peanut Butter. Clif bar. Chocolate Bar- chocolate has got to pretty easy to eat I AM SURE!!
Well that is that. You win some and you lose some. Better luck tomorrow!

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