|Ocean City, MD 2011|
Friday was my day to choose what we did and I wanted to go to the outlets on the way home.
(Brock chose Lewes, DE - to swim in the DE Bay, Lyle chose Cape May, NJ - to ride ferry, shuttle, trolley, shuttle, ferry... *yeah*, and Kiera chose Ocean City, MD - beach day and boardwalk fun)
Well, outlets never happened (I think Lyle missed the turn on purpose) so we made good time. (Don't worry... with it being tax-free shopping in MD this week... I have already made up for good deals that I may have found at the outlets.)
Saturday arrived and I was up and ready to run before the sun... until Lyle asked me not to run in the dark alone. Bummer. I had to wait over 2 hours to see the sun inching up before starting... I could have been done already. But I understand his safety concerns. And it made me realize how much I took Bob for granted last year. I never ran anything over 10 miles without him during marathon training not to mention ice cold watermelon wedges!
I decided to *try* not to look at my pace to just run. And just like last week, 1/2 way through I wanted to be done. I put my headphones in and Katy Perry helped me make it to 14... 14.2 actually in 2:11. The problem with Katy is that she doesn't talk back and repeats herself... a lot (I only have 5 of her songs).
I really struggled with being out there all by myself mentally. Sure the last couple of runs with TG, I failed; but at least I had his company for several miles. Running 14.2 miles alone... makes me wonder how in the world am I going to get to 16 this Saturday?
All of those who are unfortunate like me... (and not fortunate to have a posse to run with), how do you do it?