But that getting up for what to me is practically the freaking middle of the night...man, that sucked.
I got in 6.25 miles, right around what I wanted; my quads and knees were slightly unhappy with me around mile 3, and I took a break at 4.5...tomorrow is my rest day, which is a good thing considering how much my lower appendages are bitching at me.
One issue I'm going to start having as the miles increase is food along the way. I have to eat at some point, and I've come to realize that I do best when I have a combined protein and carb, but finding portable food I can actually tolerate isn't proving to be easy. All the protein bars I can find are loaded with soy protein, which I cannot have. The Spouse Thingy suggested a peanut butter sandwich, but that gives me wicked heartburn, not to mention it's calorie heavy. Cheese is not my friend since I'm lactose intolerant. Anything remotely heavy hates me and I can't walk a tenth of a mile without certain delicate issues.
So, any ideas you have, I welcome. On the really long days I've just stopped at McD's and had a small burger--250 calories and I can tolerate it--but that's not exactly the healthiest option.