Sunday: After work, I came home and changed into my running clothes and ran to my friend Laura's house, stayed and chatted with her a bit while i hydrated, and ran back for a total of 5.7 miles. Not bad but still getting ready for the Mountain Goat on Saturday. I haven't done much hill work and I'm starting to worry that I'm completely going to bonk in the first 5K that is COMPLETELY UPHILL! Barf! I know I did this to myself but I'm still part excited/part dreading it. I'm not sure what else I did Sunday night but I'm sure it was boring.
Monday: I slept in til, wait for it.... 7:30!!! It was a Holiday and all. I got ready and went to work. I did a 9-5 and felt pretty good about what I'd accomplished. On the way home, I stopped at the Walmart and got some picnic-y goodies so I could have my own cookout-ish. I got coleslaw, potato salad, a loaf of bread and a free movie out of the Redbox. I paired the goods with some peach iced tea and a grilled pork chop on the George Foreman (GF). It was pretty good. I liked the movie too!
Then, I watched the Bachelorette. I like her but I think she's being
Tuesday: I worked. Barf. I went to lunch with my friend Laura and we had sushi! I had a Tempura Bento box that I forgot to take a picture of but it was amazing! Then, she talked me into going to Rib Night at the Silver Saddle which is also the home of The Ultimate Steak Night! I started with this little lovely...
|Of which Laura approves!|
|Hello Ribby goodness!|
|Rib night isn't complete without a Wet-Nap!|
The big 10K is Saturday and I'm going to be house/dogsitting for my old boss. This works out well b/c I don't have to drive to Spokane at the "before crack" of dawn to make the 8am start. I get to take Heif with me. He gets to play his boss' dog, which is a female Great Pyrenees, the goats, sheep and chickens! And the weather is supposed to be nice! Hello 80s!
Has anyone ever done a 5K completely uphill? How did you get ready for it?
I'm looking into handheld waterbottles b/c I am learning that I have an issue with hydration when I'm running. Suggestions on handheld water bottles? Do you use them? Like them? Give me the dish!