QUICK run on wet pavement, no rain, hurrying to get back to a meeting.
Yesterday was, just as the post says, RUSHED... I was trying to fit in my cube move with my normal work load (which right now has no wiggle room). I offered to cover for a co-worker so she could go on a birthday lunch, which meant my run got pushed back, Shelby was too hungry to run with me and by the time I got out the door it was 1:00 and I had a 2:00 meeting and had not eaten lunch. I thought about running after work but remembered that I had plans to go to Courtney's Sub-District Track Meet (Courtney is my BFF Charity's, aka biking BF, little sister and I have known her since she was 2....so basically she is my little sister.) Hmmmmm??? So the leisurely rest/taper run that I was planning on turned into an all out RUN!!
The only thing I thought about during that 3 miles was how GOOD it felt to run. The stresses melt away and it is just me....me and the pavement.... Less than a year ago I could not run 3 miles without stopping, I was lucky to have a pace less than 10 minute miles. My body hurt, my lungs ached, my knees felt like they were going to buckle, every stride was labored and HEAVY.. Today I can finish 3 miles in well under a half hour, clean up and 2 minutes later feel GREAT!! It is AMAZING what a difference a year can make.
Run down, now I will rest, relax and prepare for the Half Marathon on Sunday.. FYI Weather report is AWESOME.. Partly Cloudy with a high of 70!! Which is really exciting because this has been the rainiest May on record....
And FYI my AWESOME little sister qualified for Districts and it is her 16th birthday this weekend. I am AMAZED at the woman she has become and am over the moon proud of her. One of my miles will be dedicated to Court for her birthday.. The other 12.1??? You will find out soon...
Have a GREAT weekend!! Race Report coming Sunday.... (knowing me I will sneak in a few post before then...LOL)