Aunt Flo showed up last night in all her glory, with all her luggage. But being the kick ass runner that I am (ha ha) I powered through and got up at 6:30 this morning for my run.
Let's just say the first couple miles, I felt like I was "Smuggling Cantaloupes." But by mile 5, I forgot about them.
I don't know how I did it peeps, but numbers don't lie:
(Maybe I should date a number. Is that possible?)
Ave Mile = 9:05
Fastest Mile = Mile 20 @ 8:29
Lowest Mile (who cares?) = Mile 19 @ 9:27*
*Please note that my friend biked up to meet me and we were chatting, so I think I slowed down to be able to chat.
I am so happy right now about this that I want to jump up and scream, but I'm too tired and my feet hurt. But this makes me rethink my marathon goal. I mean, whatifmaybeicould run a 4 hour marathon? Do you think? Methinksmaybe. Scared to say it out load. But whatif? whatif? First off, I am about 13 lbs less than I was last year AND I have actually been training smarter. Maybe I am getting ahead of myself here. Last year I ran 4:45. Is shaving 45 minutes off of a marathon time doable? MeThinksMaybe.
I now have 2 weekends in a row with shorter distances. I can really crank up the speed work. Ok, I'm not gonna get all excited. We'll just see what happens.
I have a blister/callous forming on my bony wrist bone from Big G. Does this happen to anyone else?
I'll probably get some crazy hits for this confession, but I'm all about honesty. So, after my run, I am supa dupa sweaty. Like my shorts are dripping on my floor, sweaty. I blame Bikram for the sweat bandit I have become, but I'm OK with it. That's not the weird part. The weird part is that when I get home, I strip off the sweaty clothes and THEN stretch and make my recovery drink - NAKED. I'm no nudist or anything. It's just more practical. I hop in the shower right after and am usually on a time crunch. So why put on another set of clothes just to stretch and drink a smoothie? Doesn't make sense. Right? Right?
Song of the Day: Dreamin' by Will to Power (total flashback)