But I admit to having trouble following advice sometimes. It probably would have been smart to have waited, but the race was there.
I ran yesterday. Ten miles of hills. And it was fun. I felt good. The achiness of earlier in the week was gone. I had slept a lot during the week in the hopes of fighting back against this Lyme disease. And that seemed to have worked.
I finished strong – sprinted the end – because I could. I finished in 1:35, an average pace of 9:35 min. per mile. That’s not bad for me.
Post race, I swam in the cold waters of Lake George – a perfect post-race activity (cold baths help reduce inflammation in tired, stressed muscles). And after that, my friend and I had a lovely lunch at the Sagamore, looking up towards the narrows of Lake George (one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve seen).