Friday I came home NOT in the best mood. Just one of those long days that always seem to happen during a “short” week. I have decided that kids/teachers/faculty—> all the people in a school go a little crazy during the shorter weeks. For some reason people try to cram 5 days of stuff into only 4. Sometimes this works, sometimes it does not and ends up making you crazy. Guess which kind of week I had?
I came home and cheered myself up with some eyeliner, a sock bun, my favorite tank top and a lavender martini. (they are my favorite) #itsthelittlethings
And then pretty much fell asleep immediately after dinner.
I still did my long run anyways because that’s what I do on Saturdays. It pretty much never occurs to me to switch it around to a Sunday because my husband works on Saturdays so it just makes sense. I should have switched the dam run to a different day.
The first 9 ish miles went great. I still felt strong, and didn’t think about quitting because of the heat. I tricked myself into thinking it was breezy/cool/and that I could breathe. None of those things were actually true. When I was about to hit mile 9, I ran through a common area in Pelham that always always has the sprinklers on their grass. I put my whole body in those sprinklers for like 5 minutes. I looked sooo ridiculous but not even 1% of me cared. This is how you know you have matured– you know you look like an idiot but you don’t care at all. If you saw me, you would’ve been laughing at the site: I looked like a puppy playing in the sprinklers and shaking my face in the water while down on all fours. Hilarious.
After the sprinklers, I just kind of fell apart. (I was also running in sopping wet clothes/sneaks..but it was 100% worth it)I passed my sisters house around mile 12 and when I passed her house, I wanted to sit on her couch and let her puppies lick my face(I love her pups!!). For some dumb reason
because I’m a stupid runner I kept on going. Why not right?! When I hit mile 13, I realized that I had slipped to a 10 minute per a mile pace. I had been running 7s&8s for the first 12….and I just didn’t want to be outside anymore. I was done. My wonderful/amazing sister came and picked me up and brought me home—I was on a road that had no short cuts or turn arounds and it still would have been 6.4 miles til I hit my house.
collapsing sitting on the couch for a while, I finally forced myself onto the treadmill to round up to the 20.
2:46:03. Two minutes more than last week but it was really about 96%,humidity and felt like 107. So. I guess I will try again next week and have a better run!!! I’m only bummed out because I thought I was going to hit a 2:40 time today…I was convinced. Over the last few days, I took it easy on speed so I could throw in a solid 7ish miles at MGP mid run but that didn’t happen. Humidity is a killer! But there are always other long runs and I’m sure those days will not be full of air that I cannot breathe!
since I know you all love my randomness… I will tell you:
-I ran with a headlight this week. It was weird. My husband pulled out this gem at 4:30 before I was leaving. He reminded me that “Fashion is NOT important when you’re running outside at 4:30am…not dying is pretty much the goal.” He is so smart, I will keep him 😉
-She cracks me UP…
-And random…but this plank happened Friday night. All I know is that I lost track of time because I was catching up on blogs while planking. Before I knew it, I was at 7 and I thought “Eh. I can keep going.” And then I hit 10. Wow. I have zero desire to plank for longer than this…but maybe it’ll happen at some point in the future.
-And I took Lisa’s suggestion and bought a pair of Brooks Pure Cadence’s..she loves them and she also loves Brooks Pureflows like me so I think I’m in good hands! I found a GREAT deal at DSW!! Can’t wait to run in them tomorrow!
Anybody have oppressive humidity where you are?
Whatcha doin this weekend?
Run Fee, Run Strong!!