It all started on the most beautiful sunny day we've had so far this year. THAT part was awesome! Met with the team at Edgefield at 7am for a little chat on hydration and nutrition and mental prep from Coach.
Wheels hit the road a little after 8am and away we went - back up Larch Mountain. This time we made it to mile 9 before seeing seeing much snow on the side of the road. So...about 25 miles uphill, then 25 miles back to Edgefield and that was about perfect.
I think, though, that this was a little like childbirth - I was so happy to be done with the uphill, that all those miles of climbing at 6 mph were forgotten as soon as I was heading back down the mountain. I'm sure I could fill a whole post about the ride, but for now...I guess I want to forget it for awhile...
When we arrived back at Edgefield, we headed out on our 8 mile run. That part kind of sucked. It was a 4 mile loop that had to be repeated and I REALLY DO NOT like those! But...I was running with two friends that totally kept me running and not walking, so THAT was also good. Plus, a great friend was aid stationing for us, so she took great care of us all day long.
I actually took my foam roller with me and pulled it out in the parking lot before the run and rolled out my back. I also took a second 5 hour energy. I'm not sure how much that helped as I apparently did not eat nearly enough on the bike because I felt like my stomach was totally eating itself by mile 7. I REALLY wanted to have a Wilbur Burger and tater tots but as it was, I made it home just in time to take the shortest of showers, pull my hair back into a wet ponytail and then get Mai to her soccer double header. She got to play goalie the first half of both games so she was ecstatic. The whole reason she's playing indoor soccer right now is that they have goalies and outdoors doesn't in her age bracket.
During the games, I took turns feeling like I was going to cry (I was SO hungry) and then feeling like I was going to fall asleep. Mai and her teammates were troopers handling back to back games like pros!
Finally made it home to my ice bath and called Mom to keep me company while I tried to purposefully give myself frostbite. WHY? I ask. Why? do I do this?? All I know, is the girls in this house are sleeping good tonight.
I just went back and re-read everything I just wrote and it doesn't sound that fun. BUT>>>seriously...it was a very GREAT day! A
Happy Easter to you all!!!!! Christ Has Risen.