21 Miles + Lamest Weekend Ever

This really may be my most pitiful weekend update to date. The highlight of it was killing my long run Saturday (I should be arrested for how badly I beat this run.) I've been struggling so much with shin splints, achilles issues and extreme fatigue that I was totally unsure how my longest training run would go. I felt okay at the 5 and 10 mile water stops and at the last one (mile 13) I walked through it to get ahead of the group a bit. There were two big hills coming up on our route, which murder my calves, so I wanted a head start in case I had to walk a bit. Well - I owned the hills and ended up finishing the run a few minutes ahead of the group. I was in the zone!

2013-10-19 10.31.52IΒ went home and was riding on the best adrenaline high of my life. I made some oatmeal, took a shower, then didn't move from the couch the rest of the day. I watched about 10 episodes of X-Files. I tried to nap, failed, and wanted to go out to grab some post long-run munchies but couldn't get the energy. Magically, around 2 p.m. this package was dropped off at my door. It's a miracle!2013-10-19 14.59.37It was a surprise klout perk. See that bag of chocolate bark in the center? I ate it all. In one day. #yolo

Sunday I got up early as I had a ton of errands to run and work to do. By noon I had gone to Target and Publix, did laundry, cleaned my house and completed all my food prep:

2013-10-20 11.59.39As you can see in my photo I went a bit over my normal weekly grocery budget but I felt like having sushi for dinner and justified it as my missing long run treat from Saturday. The rest of the afternoon I spent working an assignment for AFAR and I had just enough time left over to write this, soak in a warm salt bath, and stretch. I woke up so sore Sunday I couldn't even stand up straight. Even while shopping I was hobbling around a bit. My glutes/hamstrings are on fire and my achilles started popping again. The popping has gone away with some stretching and I'm hoping I'll wake up refreshed enough to do my run tomorrow. It's supposed to be 8 miles - Yeah, ... Imma go ahead and just plan for 5-6.

What did you do this weekend? Have you decided on a Halloween Costume yet? I always say I will dress up, but never do!