A sure fire remedy for having to get up that early; getting to run.
My training plan said 19 miles. I decided if I was feeling good I would do 20. I ended at 19.5. There was a couple minutes of running where I realized my watch was still paused (I freaking HATE that) so I'm guessing it was about .2 miles added on to the total on the watch.
My friend Lisa ran the last 12 miles with me. She is really good at running hills so she helped pump me up since the last couple miles were uphill and it was eating my soul. I struggled! At that point in the route I've usually refilled my water bottles twice, and I had a tiny bit left of my initial fill up, so I was not properly hydrated. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on that. Next time I'll do some water drops and keep myself more hydrated.
When we were done I took my mom to Ruth's Diner for brunch to thank her for watching my crazy kids. I did something out of the norm and instead of inhaling pancakes, biscuits, hashbrowns, carbs, carbs, carbs, I ordered an omelette with tons of veggies... And hashbrowns. Hashbrowns are my favorite!
Then we hit up Arctic Circle with my great friend Leticia and her kids for some ice cream. Such a great group of people right here! Her kids are so nice to Kennedy and Brynlie.