This will go down as another great month for the 12athon!
Nathan and I started working on this month’s 12athon weeks ago, when we spent a couple of Sundays volunteering to walk dogs at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. On our first visit, we found out that two of the dogs we had walked back in June (Roxy and Caleb) had been adopted. A week later, when we went back to walk dogs again, we found out that the dogs we had walked the previous visit (Hope and Rusty) had also been adopted. We were so excited to hear this great news!
On top of the Hoofin’ and Woofin’ challenge, I decided I should take advantage of my day off to do one of the challenges that allowed me to spread my miles over the course of the day. I considered Slacker, but ultimately settled on Three Square Runs. I also decided this would be a good time for eating and drinking, so I cooked up some deviled eggs for the Diabolic Dozen and mixed up a couple of “sports cocktails” for Running Under the Influence, the Double Fister.
I started my first run this morning right at 7 AM. It went really well! I carried a baggie of 4 eggs on each of my run, and during the first run, I thought again about how great the eggs are for fuel durign a run. I also handled the vodka surprisingly well for that early in the morning. In fact, I felt so well after that run and a little extra food, that I did a couple of hours of yardwork. In hindsight, probably not the smartest move…
My second run was fine until I started my third mile. My legs, and in particular, my right calf, started getting really crampy. I kept things moving, though at a much slower pace and ended up finishing in a torrential downpour around 1:00. I got dry and put myself on the couch for a couple of hours to rest up my legs for my final leg.
I pulled out my compression socks about 5:00 when I started getting ready to run my third leg. I had about 1/4 bottle of vodka and G2 left from both of my earlier runs, so I poured all of that together in one bottle and struck out for my final four miles. While this run didn’t go as smoothly as my first run, it felt much better than my midday run. I finished up a few minutes before 6:00.
So, another one for the books. Done!