I DID NOT WANT TO RUN.I was a negative ninny. And this is one of those days that I really NEEDED to run.
I had all but decided I was not going to run until I got a text from my girl MD. *SIGH* I headed to the YMCA to do a dreadmill run, 20 minutes later than the agreed upon time. Hey, I told you I was in a bad mood!
After .66 miles of me gabbing and telling MD how AWFUL (insert drama queen facial expressions, arm flailing, and high pitched whining) my previous evening and day had been she told me to run and reminded me I would feel better afterwards. She was right. I put on my headphone and turned up my iPod with my recently added Black Eyed Peas CD The End with my new favorite song(check it out here).This is a great running mix by the way. I couldn’t run as fast as I wanted too with this music!
Warm up-.66 mile
Mile 1- 9:13
Mile 2- 8:43
Mile 3- 8:14
Half mile cool down
I feel strange only doing 3 miles runs but I think it will be helpful. I am trying to focus on increasing speed and like I have mentioned I have a hard time following a training plan. I am determined to stick to the plan this time and see where it leads me (Sub 2:00 Half marathon time is my goal)!
Today I am grateful:
-that MD called me to drag me out of my pessimistic funk, make me run, THEN treat me to lunch (YES, I must have been that pitiful).
-Mr. 5 Miles will be home in 10 days (but who is counting).
-that I got my trash can out before the trash truck came ridiculously early.
-to have more time to spend with my little buddy because he is just so awesome and amazing and teaches me something new every singe day.