Being a busy mom and running with other busy mom's means that sometimes we do crazy things. Like plan a 16 mile at 5:00 am so we can be home in time to get kids off to school. It was so early that when I got out of bed the hubby looked at me totally confused and said "what are you doing?" My answer: I'm going running!! It was so early and dark but I am glad I got up and did it. Once it's over I'm always glad I did it.
For some reason today's run was brutal - I felt worse than I did at the end of our 20 miler last week. By the last 4 miles I was just out of steam. My caffeinated Roctane couldn't even cover up the blah I was feeling. Then after I got home and was getting ready for work 3 different times I got light headed and was seeing spots so I had to sit down. Once I got my protein shake down I started to feel better. My guess is that the lack of eating a good dinner last night took it's toll on me. I'm usually very good at drinking lots and eating right the day before a long run but for some reason 16 miles didn't stress me out this week and I just acted like it was a normal run. Not smart.