The iPod is actually Briar’s, but I manage to borrow it every now and then. I listened to the Pheddipidations podcast and enjoyed hearing Steve Runner during his cool World Wide Half Marathon. Then I listened to the newest GYGO podcast and totally cracked up about Wil giving the Kahuna a hard time about him not mowing his own lawn – haha!! And then I listened to the TriTalk podcast, a very informative one that is fairly technical but has GREAT information. As I got down to the last 4 miles, though, I had to have some music. I switched off of the podcast and listened to some of Briar’s motivating tunes. I completed the 18 miles with an average pace of , though, and was supposed have been down around according to FIRST. My knee ached for a good bit of the way, but it didn’t ever get unbearable. And ofcourse I wore too many clothes and had to stop and shed my fleece jacket, gloves, and ear warmers at mile 14. And those last 4 miles were pretty painful, but I did manage to finish fairly strong. This run was not nearly as good as my last 20 miler, so I was a little disappointed, but atleast it’s in the books.
I did nothing Sunday because my legs and especially my knee did not feel up to it. Then I did nothing Monday (yesterday) either. It was Briar’s birthday – 10 years old – and we did all kinds of celebrating for him, including taking him to his favorite restaurant – Demos’s – for dinner. His big present was a new basketball goal, since he shot the one he’s got out with his BB gun a couple years ago....yeah, I sorta refused to buy another one for a long time.