Before long, we'd walked and jogged and talked our way to the 4.2 mile turn around point on the Katy Trail next to the river. She snapped a pic of me and then we walked and jogged our way back. The pain didn't set in as early as the last time we had done this out and back (when it was an accidental long run), but I was still feeling it as the parking lot finally came in sight. We stretched a bit and shared a nice juicy orange that had come in my co-op produce box this morning and then we headed out on our separate ways. I'm glad I went even though it was a tough 8.4 miles.
I foam rolled when I got home and drank some more water plus a light lunch. Today is early release at school and I have to pick up the kids in about an hour so I think I'll bag the hot shower until after that. I'm sure the kids will want to head outside to play as it couldn't be a nicer day!
|Goofy grin at the halfway point. Pretty MO River in background.|