Now that the run is over, you might expect me to say, "It wasn't that bad." That would be a lie. It was very difficult, mostly because I had so many problems during the run. I had some blisters on my feet covered with moleskin and the moleskin came off inside my sock. Then, the clasp on the water bottle belt that I wear broke and for about a mile, I struggled with trying to fix it. My pacer then suggested that I tie the two loose ends (duh- she's so smart). So, I tied the belt around my waist and it was SO TIGHT. I struggled with trying to catch my breath for a little bit because of the water belt. And all of this was at mile 5!!!
After the water belt debacle, I had to run up the Great Highway and Point Lobos Ave, into the Presidio Golf Course. For people not from San Francisco, that equaled about a mile of uphill climb, and several flights of stairs (!!). I did manage to stop and snap a quick picture of the Sutro Baths from the top of the hill.
In the end, I finished the run and I was so proud of myself. I took my weekly ice bath (the pics are below- Mickey Mouse had to coach me through it because I stayed in for 10 minutes- a new record!). I also had to ice my knees and my arches. My poochie decided he wanted to help so he sat directly on my lap to keep me company.This morning, I am miraculously NOT SORE. I really thought that my legs would be so sore, I'd have to amble around like Frankenstein! I guess the Mickey Mouse ice bath worked.