Friday night, I was exhausted from working at our church fish fry. We were very crowded and I was on my feet and running around for several hours. I was a little worried how my long run would fare come morning. We had an 8 mile run planned.
I had learned from the last 3 weeks of fish fries to not eat fish the night before my long run. I found that my stomach was all upset the next morning during my run. Not to mention I felt very sluggish. So this week, I tried something different. When I got back from working, I just had a bowl of raisin bran. I knew I had to eat something, but it was about 8 pm and didn't want too much.
Next morning, I woke up and had my usual Nugo bar and cup of coffee and then got ready to head out the door to meet my running buddies. I could tell the difference in my stomach from the moment I got up. I had made the right decision avoiding eating fish that late and before my long run. Started on our 8 mile run and felt awesome! This was the best I had felt in weeks. I felt great the entire run. Of course, it didn't hurt that the weather cooperated. It was sunny and in the low 20s. Cold but hardly any wind and sunny, so I can't complain.
I don't know if it was the food that made me feel so good during that run or all of the training or the wonderful company that I had that day. All I know is that I felt great and sometimes it just feels good...I love those days!