I'm stubborn, but not willing to risk my ipod's health based soley on Weatherbug!
What did we do before the invention of the ziplock bag???
All was going well. I even figured out a way to get almost 5 miles out of my subdivision before having to strap on my waterbelt. My pace was good and I'd mentally broken down my run into 5 mile increments. Then I got a call from Thing 1 around mile 13 asking for a ride home from XC practise....really? I'm running, I know your legs aren't broken since you just did 2 hours of XC practise and we only live a mile from the school? You can walk. He found a ride. So back to it, ziplocked blackberry stowed again.....except my water $ must have fallen out of the pouch when I answered the phone....dumb, dumb, dumb. I should have checked!!!! That was a pleasant surprise at the corner store at mile 15.5. This was not good. It was getting hot & I knew I was a couple miles from where I last dropped a bottle of water. Detour & walk/run started. Hit a wall around 16...more walking than running. Got to my water and decided that packing it in was the smart thing to do.
So total of 18.3 miles. Disappointed I didn't get to 20, but happy that the first 16 were good. I will take it. In the long run it is better to stay healthy at this point so I can finish the race....plus I got a run in that I thought I wouldn't be able to do earlier in the day.