Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bring on Taper

This passed weekend was our longest training run for Bayshore!  I'm relieved that's it's over and even more relieved that my whole body, though a little fatigued, is feeling healthy.  I'm not sure how long it will take before I relax and stop worrying about the stress fracture coming back, but I'm not there yet.

Of course, the biggest training weekend of the season was also a busy one.  Isn't that way it always goes?

I ended up having to do my long run on Sunday instead of, my preferred, Saturday.

Twenty two miles on Mother's Day?  Ugh.  At least I was guaranteed a nap.  Silver linings, right?

Megan and I started at 6am.  We ran a 12 mile loop, stopped at our cars to refill water bottles then went back out for a 10 mile loop.  I won't lie.  It wasn't easy.  Actually, the last 9 miles pretty much sucked.  It was daylight, not my preferred vampire conditions, and the busy day on Saturday was catching up to me...there was a little more than a little whining coming from both of us.

At mile 20.5, I was in the business of getting it done.  I picked up the pace and I wasn't stopping until my watch said 22.


Randy asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day.  I gave him my list of requests:
1. Run (a lot)
2. Sausage for breakfast
3. Turkey Sandwich for lunch
4. Nap
5. Martini in bed immediately following said nap

There was no number 6.  I figured after running 22 miles that morning, I'd be half drunk after the first martini and wouldn't care what we had for dinner.

Number 1-4 went off without a hitch.  I sent Randy a text when I finished the run and he sent one back saying that he was starting the sausage.  I found a copy cat recipe for the sauce on Panera's Sierra Turkey Sandwich.  Randy made the sauce and I had a Sierra sandwich in my PJs right before my eyes got heavy.  The Little Ladies tucked me into bed and snuggled with me for a bit while I napped.

When I woke up from my nap, Randy was mowing the lawn, so I didn't get my martini delivered to my bed, but I did get a delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake martini when he finished.

Ok, I had two.

Randy and the Ladies prepped, cooked and cleaned up dinner: porterhouse on the grill, sauteed green beans, mashed potatoes, salad and garlic bread.  (Carb reload?  Yes, please.)

I was still in my PJs.

Every peak weekend should be Mother's Day.