So tonight is the runDisney Wine and Dine and I am in New England. I wish I was down there with everyone else, but given that I am not I though I would go out for a great run on my own. It was another of my day into night runs. I hit the bike path while it was still light and then switched over to the road when night arrived. I left with my water bottle, but forgot a gel pack. So as my energy began to fade at about 1:40 in I stopped into a convenience store and picked up a 16 oz. Coke. Sugar, caffeine and flavor. I nursed it over the next hour and it quickly went flat so there was only a limited amount of carbonation burping. It really saved me. Lesson: always run with $5 so that you can save yourself from bonking when you need to.
So how far did I go? Sixteen Miles Baby! Longest-Run-Ever! I took Jeff's advice and went the distance and did not worry about how long it took. I was running for about 2:55 and when I got home I could still stand, walk, and give myself a shower. These are all great things in my book. I don't know how many more miles I could have run this evening. Over the next few months I just need to add 10 to that number.
So I hope all of you Wine & Diners have a great run and a fantastic time tonight! I am with you in spirit. I logged my miles, now it is your turn!