Before we get to the fun stuff, anyone else’s Sweat Pink Ambassador badge not showing up correctly? AND, I’m still having trouble getting my comment replies to show under YOUR comment. Any WP words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!
Now onto last night! I told myself I would do a 5k as best I could, for the blah mood that I was in, and call it a night. Truckee was so sad when I didn’t take her with me, but we all know how running with your dog can sometimes be less than productive! I took off down the street and onto one of the trails that I’ve been running lately to mix up the scenary and already knew I made the right choice by getting out! The “cooler” air felt amazing and has come as a welcomed change around these parts. If it stuck around for the rest of the summer I wouldn’t hate it one bit.
I felt pretty good for mile 1 and wished that I could have held that the whole run. Miles two and three turned out to be a bit slower, but still managed to hit an 8:29 overall average pace which will do. I’m still in the bad habit of starting out too fast and not being able to hold a steady past or negative split when I want to. Part of this I think has to do with lack of motivation since my mind knows I’m really NOT racing, but I really do want to work on getting faster each mile not slower! Ugh! Anyone else have this problem? I think for some reason my legs are under the impression that I MUST go extra fast the first mile so that way I’ll have some time to spare towards the end…except it doesn’t work that way. If only!
All in all, it was a good run! I wasn’t as hydrated as I’d like to be, so when I finished my run I was feeling a little light headed. But a long cool down walk solved that problem. In fact, I forgot that I had told Adam and Trucksters that I was only going to do a 5K and be home in less than 30 minutes. But as I was running the route I told him I was going to run, (always a good idea to tell someone WHERE you’ll be running…you just never know, and I didn’t take my phone with me this time) I ended up taking a couple side streets that I wasn’t planning on because I was trying to avoid a few “bigger” hills. So when I finished I realized I had weaved myself through the trails and into a neighborhood about a mile and a half from our house. I tried to walk/job back as fast as I could because I knew by the time I got home it would have been closer to 50 minutes and Adam would have been worried. (Just to be safe we’ve set a time-limit for when I go running, so that on days when I don’t take my phone he’ll have an idea of my whereabouts and know whether or not to come make sure I’m ok! Not because he doesn’t trust me, but because as a young female running ALONE at dusk it’s better to be safe than sorry!) I finally got home and saw that his truck was gone, which meant he and Truckee had probably gone out to drive my route. Sure enough, he came back just a few minutes later and he and the pups had gone to make sure I was ok. Sweet, sweet husband.
I’m still loving my Garmin Forerunner 10 watch. I would highly reccommend this watch if you want to keep track of your runs but don’t want a huge manly looking device on your wrist. I just wanted something with basic info, and this one fits that bill perfectly! And if you haven’t noticed lately I’ve been guilty of outfit repeating. My current favorite shirt to run in is the Women’s 13.1 Revel Short Sleeve Shirt from Saucony. Perfect fo running in the heat. I’m itching to find some cute new tanks to run in, I’m thinking I might have to hit up Target soon!
For dinner he cooked up delicious BLT’s with fresh farmer’s market heirloom tomatos. YUMM-Y! We’ve been on a BLT kick lately…they just scream summertime! For dessert I made rolo-pretzel-turtles. My mother in law introduced me to these last Christmas, and to say we’re obsessed is an understatement. They’re a perfect party treat, and were a huge hit when we took them to small group. We had planned to make and take them to our church pot-luck on Sunday night but ended up not having time. Oh well, we maybe didn’t mind too much 🙂
Adam went and had his “man date Monday” last night and I stayed home cuddled up on the couch getting some editing done and shamelessly cracking up over How I Met Your Mother. Tonight I’ve got a pedicure date with a girlfriend from church, then we’re meeting up with two more girls for coffee/ice cream/something-sweet-and-delicious-I-probably-shouldn’t-be-eating-but-it’s-okay-I-ran-last-night.
BREAKING NEWS! I just signed up for a 5K on Thursday! The Firecracker Fast 5K in Little Rock is going to be a blast! Straight from the website, “The race will celebrate its 37th year in 2013. Runner’s World Magazine has called this course one of the fastest in the USA.” Why is it one of the fastest you ask? Because it’s **almost** all DOWNHILL!! This is a perfect race for beginners, and everyone I’ve talked to so far says it’s most definitely a PR course! You all know I’m dyinnggg to beat that stinkin’ 25:05! To give you an idea of how fast the course is, I looked up the results from 2012’s race on Arkansas Runner (an awesome resource for all things Arkansas running!) There were 635 female runners, (WOW for a 5K!) and the first time was 18:03.11 , and the 50th time was 23:34.77. They’re doing age divison awards (based on chip-time) and trophies for the first 50 male and female
What are your 4th of July plans? Any racing on the calendar?