- Just finished 10 miles in 1:19. Had no choice but to do it on the treadmill today and honestly, it worked better for this workout than it would have if I were outside in my hilly neighborhood. Went something like this: 2 miles @8:20; 2 miles 8:06; 2 miles 7:54; 2 miles 7:42; 2 miles 7:30 at a 1% incline.
- Happy to be done with my run today. It was hard work for me and I realize how far I am from marathon shape. However, I am going to try to snap out of the negative thinking of how much harder my paces feel now compared to last spring, etc. and focus on celebrating that I am nailing the workouts my coach is giving me. I need to trust the plan.
- Someone asked me the other day if I thought the treadmill was easier than the road. It depends what day you ask me. Today the treadmill felt way harder for me.
- What did my kids do while I ran? They played with shovels, dug holes in the front yard, and buried grass seed with the neighbors (my treadmill looks out to the front yard from my garage). They were dreams all day! LOVED it. My oldest played teacher with the two younger ones and I actually got a lot of quiet time. This was much better than yesterday when I found myself with a peaceful house. My daughters were quietly reading on the floor next to me and my son was using the bathroom. I found myself so relaxed that I was dosing off into a little power nap. I should know by now...NEVER TRUST QUIET if my son is awake. Love him. I do, I do. He will be successful someday, I'm certain of this. For now, he is a beautiful boy of a handful.
And now, this is where I pretend that I've been back here in my room/bathroom showering the whole time instead of leaving my husband with the kids as soon as he walked in the door. Yup, I'm supposed to be be back here getting ready to head out for some family memory making instead of wasting my time writing a blog post that didn't need to be written and that nobody will read anyway since it is Friday evening during the holidays when everyone is getting ready for fancy parties and last minute shopping...yaddi yaddi ya. But I feel better to have let my fingers move across my keyboard a little so that counts for something, right? As for the PMS? Well, it's still here.