Today, Grunhild Swanson became the oldest woman to finish the Western States 100.
Today, Alysia Montano, who is still breastfeeding her baby, won her 7th national title by winning the women’s 800 meter at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
Today, I washed my whites.
Okay, that’s not fair. I also put the dirty dishes into the dishwasher. (After my son unloaded it.)
And, well, fine. Because you asked…I did run 10 miles, which I was pretty proud of because I did it alone and that’s the longest I’ve run all by myself in a while, as in probably a year or more.
Yes, it was quite a feat. Since I won the day today sort of like Alysia and Grunhild, I shall now share my post-run interview with myself.
Congratulations on a solo 10-miler. How did you feel out there?
I felt pretty good, you know. I was a little worried about the weather since it hit 95 yesterday, but I lucked out today with cloud cover, a breeze and temps in the upper 70’s.
What were you thinking about while you were out there?
Well, I was listening to an audiobook called As You Wish, so mostly I was thinking about The Princess Bride. I also thought about whether or not I would go blind after a bug committed suicide by flying into my eyeball. The rest of the two hours is a blur, really.
How prepared were you for this run?
Well, I skipped my long runs the last two weeks, so I would say about as prepared as I normally am.
Well, congratulations, and we’re looking forward to hearing about how your next run goes.
Thanks! And thank you all for your support out there. Can’t do it without you. Shout out to my boys. God bless. Peace!