The good news is that I got through the run. The other good news is that my left side, which had been giving me lots of trouble, was basically pain-free. I was also able to listen to the Another Mother Runner podcast, along with Judge John Hodgman and part of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me. I was feeling all hopped up on blog-ness so I even recorded a bit of video to post. Woo hoo!
The bad news is that at about mile 8 my RIGHT side started making noise. The worse news is that at mile 10, my phone went dead. (I was asking too much of it, running MapMyRun AND a podcast AND doing short videos). Here's the final 3 seconds of life...
The worst news is that by mile 12 or so my right side had stabbing pains in the knee and hip that were so noisy that I literally had to stop in my tracks a few times. If my phone hadn't been dead I think I would have called Scott for a pick up.
The funny (?) news is that I didn't take my own classic advice (keep your water bottles close to your body heat) and my water froze up big time. I was okay with the first Gu break at mile 5 but at mile 11, when the pain was just starting to become a real problem, I couldn't take any water. So, I put the bottles down my multiple shirts. It melted just enough so that I could suck a teeny bit out by about mile 14.
Oh, also, this was a 3 tinkle run.... In case I have any local readers I won't reveal exactly where I pee'd. I don't THINK I was visible to any one or security devices. God, I hope!
I got home and iced my hot spots for a few minutes, woofed down some oatmeal and 1/2 a bagel, and then showered and dressed for church. Gabe was on hour 2 of a great nap so I woke him, dressed him and tossed him (and Elliott) in the car. We were only 3 minutes late, which I think counts as on time if you consider my morning events.