I finally got a good long run in this weekend! I am very excited!
It has been a rough couple of weeks for long runs. About a month ago, I got the stomach flu and could barely make it two miles. No long run that weekend. Then, I tripped and fell on a root. I still finished the nine miles, but I wouldn’t say it was a great run by any means. Last weekend, I tried to run in Vegas, but it was WAY too hot. This weekend, it was a perfect day for 11 miles. I went to a local park nice and early in the morning. The park is by a river, so I also got a little breeze off the water to keep me cool.
I also had a friend visiting from Ohio to help cheer me on. To celebrate, we took the train into Atlantic City. It was both of our first times. We had a blast.
First, we hit up the beach. It was crowded at first, but eventually thinned out.
Next, we headed to Steel Pier to check out the boardwalk and rides. There was a sand castle contesting going on, too.
I bought some amazing salt water taffy. It was out of this world.
We checked out the rides and then went to dinner. It was too dark inside to take a picture, but the food was fantastic. We had a feta and red pepper twist on bruschetta, served with warm pita bread. Then, we split some chicken and waffles, gourmet style. Surprisingly awesome.
We completely lost track of time, and had a total of 10 minutes to spend in the casino before we had to run to our train. It was worth it, though. Hopefully the curse of the long run is broken!
Do you ever have a streak of bad long runs? What do you do?