At about 15.5 miles, I stopped, cried, called Ward, and then hobbled to the end of the rail trail and waited for him to pick me up. I've never caved in on a run before. Today's run ended at 16 miles. Not 22 miles. I felt like a failure.
I cried all the way home. I started to really doubt that I have what it takes to run MDI. Seriously. What's my problem? I came home and weighed myself. I lost 6 lbs on my run. That is not good. Why? I refueled every 5 miles like I normally do. I even had Ward get me Honey Stingers on his way home last night. I hydrated myself - but not too much. UGH!
I showered, drank the delicious fruit smoothie Ward made for me, and then I started to get the chills. Great! I cuddled up on the bed and I was out. After I woke up, I realized I had to have a touch of something. Izzy apparently has some tummy issues going on today as well - and whatever she has, I get. The joys of being a parent.
I'm not going to let this one bad run ruin me. No way!