Sunday, July 09, 2006

I am T-I-R-E-D

Too much weekend for me. Three and a half days at my inlaws on Table Rock Lake is about a day and a half too many. We got down there about two on Thursday afternoon, and were pretty much going nonstop from the second we arrived. All told, there were ten adults and two kids there, and it's pretty safe to say that after that much "togetherness" we were driving each other crazy.
It was a pretty fun weekend though. We went waterskiing, tubing, and swimming just off the back porch at the house. We drove into Eureka Springs (gay/lesbian capital of the world...seriously there are more same sex couples per capita in this town than there is anywhere else in the US) for dinner one night. We also went into town to the little waterslide for one afternoon.
Anyone who's ever been to a big city waterslide can appreciate how stringent the regulations are there. Big city slides include no multiple riders at one time, waiting for the person ahead of you to clear the landing pool, etc...yeah, this slide had absolutely no rules. Kids were riding down this thing in long chains of ten or twelve people, landing all over each other at the bottom, and riding down it standing up or kneeling. It was an accident looking for a place to happen, but it was so much fun!
I got up early Friday morning to do my long run. I did ten miles, at a much slower pace than I would have liked to have run it. I averaged slightly less than ten minutes per mile, but I figured that was pretty good since the house is situated firmly in the middle of the rolling Ozark mountains and there isn't any flat ground there at all. My biggest problem with the run was that one of the lids to a Fuel Belt bottle was not securely fastened, so it leaked all over my left side. I was not a happy camper when my butt started to chaff where the belt was sitting. It was nice weather for running though. I left the house at 6:00am on Friday morning and it was not even 60 degrees yet.
This morning's run was much tougher that Friday's, even though it was shorter. I felt like my legs were made of lead this morning. It might has something to do with all the playing on the water yesterday, or maybe with the jello shots from last night....

4 comments:

runnergirl said...

Those jello shots will get you every time.

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome job on the run. I have had stuff leak. I just keep running.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a fun weekend even if it was with the in-laws.

~JDoubleU said...

That would have been three days too many for me. Sometimes I have to think that running is all about seeing what parts of your body can chafe... it is ridiculous.