Only I was more abusive this time.
This all stems back to the “steps” challenge that is happening at my job. It also ties in with the fact that I am – as I told my wife – a competitive douchebag. The guy who is winning the challenge at work is winning everything. He will win the most steps and his team will win the highest average as a team. After my 20+ mile day last weekend I thought that I would have won the most steps in one day award. However, I found out the guy who is winning decided to walk to work (19 miles) and then after work to a local mall (9 miles). So at that point, this guy had every prize locked in and I just couldn’t have that. So I wanted to try and walk 35 miles to beat this guy.
Unfortunately, my body isn’t built for that.
The above image isn’t completely correct because my Runkeeper app died before I actually finished, but I was at 25.8 miles when it did. I probably went about another mile or so before my wife ended up picking me up. That is all that I could do. I “only” had 9 miles or so left but I just couldn’t do it. My joints were hurting, my feet were in pain and one was starting to blister. I wanted to finish but it just wasn’t going to happen this time.
But the steps challenge is over and I can return to normal. I plan on taking some time off from working out to let my body recover. Monday will probably be the laziest day I’ve ever been involved in but there isn’t much I can do when I can barely move my legs.
The rest of the weekend was great. I had a nice date with my wife and was able to relax a little bit. Saturday I got up to do a 5K and learned a lesson about assuming things. Just because someone is doing a fundraiser for cancer and put “Run/Walk” on their advertisement doesn’t mean it is a 5K. I supported someone I didn’t know so that’s good, but I was hoping to do a 5K Saturday morning. I suppose it is a good thing I didn’t or my legs may have fallen off.