She gave me a little tour. The treadmills looked over a beautiful courtyard, with a little path and over sized Willow trees, BEAUTIFUL!! Almost like being outside. I am not a Treadmill runner, so I picked the Manual setting and got to work.. It was HOT, I totally forgot to turn on the fan.. OOPS Pause, and we are back in action.. Being forced to run a consistent pace is new for me, I sorta run by feel and it usually equals out. It was a TOUGH workout, I tried to push the pace... I ended up with 5 miles in just over 41 minutes.. Not too shabby... I am pretty sure that I should sign up for the gym, at least to get me through the Fall and winter months..
Today marks 1 month since my Dad passed. It has been TOUGH. I just want to have something to look forward to, to distract me from the sadness..... Soooooo I did something a bit SPONTANEOUS!!! Remember how Amanda HERE moved away and we never got to say Goodbye?? Well she is running the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon.. I texted her to see how things were going and who was going to run with her....and come to find out she was going solo :(
HMMMMMMMMMMMM............... I like Vegas!!
So I texted Muscle Man to see what he thought. He gave the go-ahead, I booked tickets on Southwest and I am going!!!
WHAT AM I THINKING?? I am not in any shape to run a Marathon.....but the idea of being in Vegas with Amanda was too good to pass up.. And maybe my Mom and sister will come too, it is TBD!!
After a good night of sleep I was hoping to possibly convince the lovely Amanda to run a Half with me instead. Below, for your enjoyment, is our text stream:
Tall Mom- Fast half pace u to a PR? Or slow Marathon?
Amanda- :) I am certainly not is fast half shape. I'm thinking slow Marathon.
TM- K. LOL! I should have thought of this 2 months ago... Maybe my Dad will help carry me the distance.
A- I'm sure he will! Well if we get to mile 16 and it sucks maybe he will carry us to a nice cushioned seat in front of a slot machine! Ha ha!
TM- And a Million dollar jackpot
A- TOTALLY!!! Think of all the destination races we could do with that! After we pay off the house of course :)
TM-Dublin Here we come..
A- Nice! And Athens! And Bahamas! and Kona!!
TM- We must test the Honey Buckets (porta potties) on each continent
A- LOL! Hilarious...
Soooo I am going to run a Marathon in less than 3 weeks.. Do as I say not as I do :) Sometimes in life being a little SPONTANEOUS is just what the Spirit needs..
- Anyone else running Vegas??