So I finally did my 18-mile run Monday night. OW! I had my daughter without drugs and didn't hurt as much as I did those last five miles.
This morning I went out for my first run since. The legs still hurt like they've never hurt before and I was tempted to bag it and just sleep a little longer. I had good excuses: today is Rhiannon's first day of kindergarten & she wanted to dress up - which could have taken a while, my legs are angry, my back hurts, the sun wasn't up, yada, yada, yada.
I laced up the shoes and went out. I shuffled around the block (1.73 miles) in almost 26 excruciating minutes.
But I did it.