I pretty much ignored everything I've learned since I started running two-plus years ago. First, taking six weeks for no other reason than I was busy at work was stupid. Second, I totally forgot that perhaps some build up was in order before marching out on a six-miler. Third, I was fooled by Mother Nature and figured I didn't need that much water. Basically, I need to go read this:
Because what I did today was just dumb and it was, well, awful. Just awful. So I'm hanging my head in shame for the rest of the day. I'm glad we decided NOT to go down to the Chicago Marathon Expo. That would have been humiliating after today's
So I've got two weeks to get myself ready for my last race of the year. It's a 5K but it's in Utah so it's elevation and it's so not flat. It's the third year I've run it and I need not humiliate myself or Our Lady Of BYU, who will, in theory, be there cheering me on. There's work to be done.