I was super stoked to hit the track this morning and do my 3 miler as speed work! I took my Little Buddy to pre school and texted Jessica. Usually when I hit the track she joins me and we can kind of run together. I was lacing up my shoes to run to the track and she beat me there. This is what she found:
Oh $@#$ %#@ ^%^&$%# @%#%# %#%^ #@! ^&* !!@#! July? Great. Fine. That’s just awesome.
Yep, that was my explicatives…it was actually more like, “Poo. What now?” We decided to head to Ruston Way and do a walk/jog. We ended up going 2.54 miles and had a great time just chatting. She had to head to work and straight up left me there…about 4 miles from home. What a friend. Sheeesh. Ok, so really I had told her I would just run home and she could go on.
From Ruston I have two route choices that lead home: 1) Run seriously straight up for about 3/4 a mile or 2) run a little less than straight up, but still seriously up for about 1 mile. I chose to run a little less than straight up for longer. Either way, either hill is seriously killer. Today is the FIRST time I conquered that hill! This is the hill where the guy threatened to take me back down to the bottom for trying to catch a ride up (read about it HERE) then yelled, “Enjoy!” as he drove off. But today, today I owned that hill! I ran the whole way up! Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to stop or crawl or cry but I didn’t. I kept on going. So my time was not the fastest but I ran the entire hill and didn’t stop at the top either. I am feeling stronger as a runner and that is a good feeling!
Here is the elevation chart:
A phone call about a job interview from a place I applied to in March! What? I had given up on this one!! Not sure if it is the best option now but either way, I’ll interview and go from there!
The Second Amendment…and yes, I exercise this right.