I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque

Wow you know I asked for no whammies, so instead I was given a doozy.  I had every intention of running 12 miles; I even had it mapped out.  Oh well nothing seems to go as planned!

My 12 mile ended up being more like a 14 mile run/walk.  I started out okay, but kept feeling these weird stomach cramps, so a few more pit stops had to be added.  I did not think that I veered THAT much off course, but evidently it happened!

iMapMyRUN : Jul 30, 2011 9:51 AM 07/30/2011

My 12 mile run turned into a 14 mile suffer-fest.  I ran out of gas pretty quickly, and took walking breaks on the way back to the house. I just wanted to finish! I was really feeling my legs turning to lead on the way back. My iPhone battery died during the second half of my run, so I was not aware of how many miles were being tacked on.

When I got home and looked online at mapmyrun, that’s when I discovered just how far I went.

THIS was the furthest I had even gone!  My body is paying for it though.  It will take a couple of days to recoup from this, but man… 14 freaking miles already!!

I did get a few photos on the first half of my run, but none on the way back.  The battery life was slipping pretty quickly, so I had to use the bare minimum on my iPhone.

My favorite morning pit stop for water, bathroom breaks, Gatorade, and the occasional granola bar if needed.

This is where I was headed!

This was the size of drink I needed after my run!

A moment of silence for a dearly departed palm tree.

I could have sworn this was my halfway point!

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