Today I finally woke up NOT feeling tired. It was an achievement. A milestone, really.
My body was just trying to do too many things at one time.
Let's see, running crazy high weekly mileage (90, 60, 40 in the week of the Ultra!), making milk (yeah still nursing!), menstruating (sorry men folk but girls have to deal with these extra challenges), working full time, married-single parenting, oh and running a trail 50k!
So this morning when I woke up and I didn't feel tired. I didn't feel my boo-booed big toes. I didn't feel my sore quads. I just felt refreshed and awake. I knew it was going to be a good day!
Littlest and I went to a easy morning jog (3.5/30:40). Before school my middle one had cereal for breakfast. She is often upset that I don't buy her the kinds that have "prizes" in the box. But today she found a little "prize" in her pile of flakes and she gave it to me.
There were no medals or T-shirts at the Greenway Trail 50k. She told me I could have this to remember how much I had loved that race and that she was there with me running in to the finish.
Does it get any sweeter?