Well all I can say is maybe my body needed the rest. That is not the mileage I should have as a base going into a Marathon this weekend...but we will take it slow and enjoy VEGAS!!
Last night I NEEDED to run!! Muscle Man said he would "let" me run so long as I stayed on the well-lit sidewalks in our neighborhood.. After a tasty stir-fry dinner I set out in my Sugoi reflective vest and new Razzy Roo Headband HERE, sorry for the bad photo, Thanks Cheryl!!
I started running right out my front door. I felt STRONG, like the Nike Running commercial where they are in the dark. I could hear my ponytail swishing on my back...oops forgot my Ipod. Oh well, it is safer without. It was lightly raining and a little chilly. Christmas lights sparkled and the smell of dryer exhaust filled the air. It was PEACEFUL.
I had a path in mind on the new section of sidewalk. About .25 and it was DARK and the path is next to the woods... TURN... Muscle Man would not be happy with that path, so I sprinted up to the High School track for 1.5 miles while teenagers played soccer on the infield. Most of my running has been in the mid 9 minute mile pace, so 8's felt a little fast. YES I AM NOT IN GOOD SHAPE :) I finished up on the track and ran home.
It felt good to be in the fresh air, clear my head and just run. This morning I weighed myself.. Still up 6 pounds, but much better than the last week.
- PLEASE share the GREAT things you achieved in November.. I love to hear positive and uplifting stories.
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TALL Sister!! and to Kim HERE.