Day 432 – Tackling DOOM, conquering Butt Crack, & Toeing the State Highway!

Today, I decided to do a long run on my own road. I’m kind of “over” the 45 minute drive down to the trail to run a long way out and a long way back before having to drive 45 sweaty minutes back home. Soooo… I decided to go all the way to the end of the road. Now let me explain, the end of the road is only 2 miles away, and the first mile is a no-brainer. It’s the second mile where things get tough. Half of that second mile is what I call “The Hill of Doom,” because it SUCKS. The second half consists of a stupidly steep hill. I’ve never actually made it to the top of that hill. I’ve made it half-way up, though, and I call that “Butt Crack Mountain,” because when it’s graphed on Smashrun, it looks like a giant butt crack. Today, I made it to the top and down the other side. I hit the end of the road and stepped on the white line of the state highway.

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Please excuse the scribble.

And then I turned around and realized that I had to go back up and down that stupid hill before tackling the “Hill of Doom.” Luckily, there was only one way home, so I did it! That put me at 4 miles when I saw my mailbox, and I kept going! I ended up clearing more than 7 miles today!

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Check out my elevation change! It was almost all in the 2nd and 3rd miles.

I was SO proud of myself for actually making it to the end of the road! I don’t know when, if ever, I’ll do it again – it was REALLY hard! But I did it!

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I ended up using yesterday as my high calorie day, since Hubby and I went out for date-night. It worked out well, since I did my long run this morning.

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Today has been great, and it’s felt easy. I haven’t been stupid hungry or had the desire to snack constantly. I also don’t feel like I “should” eat more, and that seems to help.

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