I think this once a week posting thing is working out pretty well…plus those really clever post titles. 🙂
Happy post-memorial day weekend! June is right around the corner, which is kind of crazy to think about…especially since memories of snow are just a little too fresh.
Last week wasn’t so great for me in terms of running. My schedule called for 1.5 on Tuesday, 2 miles on Wednesday, and then 3 on Friday, culminating in 5 on Sunday.
What did I actually do? 1.5 on Tuesday. I was in California for work Wednesday through Friday, which made it tough. I brought my sneakers and gear, but it just didn’t happen. I probably could have done it on Wednesday evening, but work got in the way. And again, I probably could have run Thursday morning, but I had a lot of prep work to do and was concerned about timing. I figured I’d run Thursday evening, until I got to my hotel and saw the surrounding area and decided it was a no go. So I unofficially took a week off. In hindsight I should have pushed more, but I didn’t. It happens.
I also thought about running on Saturday before class, but that too didn’t happen. Does thinking about a run count? 😉
Long run on Sunday, still going to happen. Until it didn’t. Sunday morning I woke up tired and wanted nothing more than to stay in bed just.a.bit.longer. So I did. I pushed the long run off to Monday.
Sunday night I left a friend’s house early so I could go to bed early and wake up to run. Alarm went off Monday morning at 6 and I woke up and had some coffee. I didn’t plan to leave until 7:30/8 but wanted to be awake long enough to give my system time to wake up.
Around 8+ we headed to the beach. Gorgeous weather and quiet, it was perfect for a run.
I started my run feeling meh. I was a little concerned but kept reminding myself that it takes a mile or two for it to get “easier”. So I kept going. I didn’t have much of a route but thanks to my Garmin that’s never an issue.
I miscalculated distances twice, right around the 3 mile mark and then again at the end. So I added a loop on a local street and then finished my run in a parking lot. 5 miles is 5 miles regardless of where it ends.
So I did it! Even without properly training the week before I ran my 5 miles. What surprised me most was the fact that I was a good 20 seconds faster than any other run. I was very encouraged by this, but am trying not to be too encouraged because I really don’t want to feel let down next week.
Next week is 5 again and then it goes to 6. Look out 10Ks!!!
On a side note….I always run with a tissue and this time I forgot. I felt like a real runner when I had to blow my nose into my hand and then wipe my face and hand with my shirt. Is that an over share? 🙂