This was a busy weekend! Yesterday no running, I decided to rest before my 12 miles and see if this will help. So we had the usual Saturday Soccer game. Will had 2 great chances to score but unfortunately he was the only yellow guy against 3-4 red so no goal.
Today I went for a 12 miles run. This was my last long run before the half marathon. In one week at this time it will all be done! I got up early so that I could come back for the Easter egg hunt. It was pretty cool outside, maybe 12 Celsius. 3 miles into my run: RAIN! Crap. This was not good, cold rain and of course some wind. I wished I had gloves. At around mile 6 I realized that I forgot to hit start on my GARMIN at the last stop light maybe 1.5 miles or so ago. Crap again. Good thing I had map my run and I knew how far I needed to go before turning around: 15 fwy; easy to remember. The rain was getting worst and I was completely soaked, my shoes were super heavy. At least I did not feel as bad as last week. The worst part was my hands, they went numb because it was so cold. I did not walk like last week, only to take my water out for a few sips and that's it. I had a liquid shot with me, I took some at mile 5 even though I was not feeling the need for it, I thought better to take it BEFORE I need it. It went down OK, but next few sips did not. I almost got sick. First time this happens with this fuel. :( I got home and the kids had painted some eggs!
I signed up for Jess Jelly Bean virtual Race and I used the first 10k of today's run for that! (Do you see Maggie sneaking in the back?) Thank you Jess!
I was soooooo cooooold it was still raining when Bill took that picture.
I took an ice bath, that was no fun. I was already pretty cold. To put my poor hands in the water was almost impossible. I lasted 10 minutes and then took a hot shower. My stomach was not happy, pretty bad nausea.
Because of the rain, I had to hide the eggs inside the house for the boys. They were still happy to go look for them and get some surprises!
While I was out running they went to the store and got me flowers and 2 bags of ice!!!
After all this, we headed to the movies. We did not have any family plans, mine is all in Quebec and Bill's is...sadly I don't have a nice word to describe them...
I went to see Water for Elephants with one of my dear friend who is going through a hard time and Bill and the boys went to see RIO! Boys loved it and Bill said it was a good nap!!!
Water for Elephants: it was good. I did like it. It is not as good as the book and they changed and skipped parts. If you read the book, the guy who plays August was perfect. I got to say that the Rob Twilight dude...he was very good as well and he is not ugly. I recommend the movie.