Bleh. After getting only 5 hours of sleep Monday night, I was DRAGGING by the end of the workday and really didn't want to run. But...skipping a day wasn't going to help me improve (and the forecast calls for rain for most of the day Wednesday), so as soon as I got home, I quickly changed clothes, took the pup out, and started my run.
Remember me talking about my 409 ladies? Well...we decided that we are going to do a "virtual marathon" in a month. We are recording our runs/walks and in a month, we should all have done a marathon. Wednesday is the official first day, but some of us started a day early.
I decided to forego the C25K training today and just see what my time would be if I ran a 5K tomorrow. I chose to run up into the neighborhood next door, then back down to my neighborhood. As I got about halfway through my run, I heard a clap of thunder. Great...I'm gonna have to cut my run short and have my neighbor come pick me up, I thought to myself as I was running. I kept pushing through and made it back into my neighborhood. At least if the rain comes it will motivate me to run faster and get home! I pushed on and by the time I started the last leg of my run, the rain started to come down - just a little drizzle, which I could handle.
I made it home and no more than 5 minutes after I walked in the door, the bottom dropped out of the clouds and it began to pour. I felt good about pushing myself to run the distance of a 5K. I was able to finish it in just under 39 minutes...not too bad!
Today is an off day, and I have a lot to do - work my 8 hours, run to get G some more dog food, home for a few, then off to Taco Mac to say farewell to a coworker that's leaving. Then back home, do some laundry, and pack a few last minute things...I'm headed to meet J at the beach tomorrow night for the weekend!
Happy running guys!
Until next time,