Today I did my run in the MORNING! Crazy huh? It was BEAUTIFUL! Slightly chilly, but the sun was shining. It was a PERFECT running temperature! I want to say it was about 55. I dropped Colin off at preschool and took Susie to the park with me. I strapped her into the jogging stroller and off we went! This time I didn't map out my route ahead of time - I just ran and looked at my watch to know how far I had gone. It was better that way - instead of my usual laps. It made it go by faster! I had one earbud in my ear so I could listen to my podrunner mp3 to help me keep pace without having to look at my watch 30 million times. Ok so I still looked at my watch 30 million times, but the podrunner REALLY helped keep me on pace! I am SO going to buy one of their shirts so I can support them! Of course, not until I can afford one though! LOL Anyway, there were a few times when my pace slowed a bit, but in general I was able to pick it back up within a few moments. It was MUCH harder running while pushing the jogger. I think it would have been a LITTLE easier if I had actually filled the tires a bit - they were a tad on the flat side! Anyway - I decided since I was one week away from the end of the c25k I would attempt 3 miles and see how long it took. MUCH to my DELIGHT and surprise - I ran 3 miles in UNDER 40 minutes! I couldn't BELIEVE it!! I probably should have finished out a full 5k but I was seriously done. I couldn't move one more step! I didn't think I could go that fast for that long! I am SO proud of myself!
Tomorrow would have been my 5k. I'm pretty sad that I won't be able to run it. It sucks hard being broke. Today was some consolation though - at least now I know I would have made my goal of finishing in under 40 minutes! I know I didn't do a full 5k today but I have to imagine the stroller slowed me down a bit! I'm so darned excited about my pace today! As if you couldn't tell. HAHAHA
Tonight's dinner was DELICIOUS!! I cooked a whole chicken on the charcoal grill! I marinated it for TWO DAYS in olive oil, the juice of two lemons, a sliced up jalapeno, and a bunch of fresh rosemary from my "garden". (I put garden in quotes because the only thing I am growing are weeds and rosemary LOL) It was SO YUMMY! I am totally doing that again! There is something to be said for cooking on a charcoal grill - it makes everything taste SOOOO good!
Well, I'm about to sign off. It's actually still early tonight and I think we are going to go on a nice long family walk! My legs still feel a bit like rubber, but I am SO happy to be feeling mostly healthy again! I am going to enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts. Plus, between you and me, my kids sleep MUCH better when they get some fresh air before bedtime! HA I have ulterior motives!!
Thank you for reading! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL evening!! Oh and to all my friends who are struggling - I just want to give you a shout out that I care about you and that I KNOW you can get over this hurdle. All I can say is just go out and do it! Sometimes that first push out the door is the hardest. Like they say, a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Getting started is the hardest part! I have faith in you!! HUGS!!! -Monica