Today's long run was a success!!
Last night we went out to celebrate a friend's birthday with Tapas. Delicious, yes. Conductive to a successful long run the next morning? Maybe not. Just like during the Shamrock Shuffle, I had some stomach issues while running. To be honest, I was ready to turn around from the start. I forced myself to keep moving, to at least give myself a chance. With lots of pep talk, I continued onward and was soon at the halfway point (I tend to run there and back routes). I definitely felt the run with 11 miles under my belt, but I turned around and took it easy while I tried to distract myself with plans for the week ahead. About mile 16 the stomach pains were worse. Water helped slightly, but I suffered through 6 more miles.
If I could do that, I can succeed at my marathon, right?
At least it was a beautiful day with gorgeous landscapes: