Today was not pretty as I set off to run all by myself at Lake Boy Part, (yes, I'm including the outline again...because it entertains so many of us...hee...hee...hee) which has an almost 6 mile trail. I figured I'd run out and back twice...which would give me close to 12 miles. Now running by myself is almost never a good thing for me, but not for the reasons you might expect...mostly running by myself is a bad thing because I am a HUGE procrastinator. I can put off running FOR. EV. ER.
Here's the deal. If I tell one of the herd that I'll be at her house to pick her up to run at 6:45am then, by golly, I'll be there.
BUT...If I'm left to my own, I'll have a leisurely cup of coffee and eventually start running about 8:30, which is what I did this morning...
Note to self, an 11 mile run will take Alice more than 2 hours...which means I'll still be running at 10:30am if I start at 8:30...and it's still Indian Summer Hot here.
So...here are my ugly stats for the morning
12:58 min mile
It didn't start off that way though...it was a beautiful morning from about 8:30 to 9:30...coooool and foggy. Even though I ran hard yesterday, but maybe because I didn't run all week, I felt great when I started and that carried through for about the first 6 miles. Look! My stats for the first out and back are downright impressive (for me)
10:42 min mile
Obviously, I did a fair amount of walking on the second out and back, but my somewhat lame excuse is that the sun came out and I just lost the zone. But I was determined to get the maximum miles in, so I walked/ran for about 2 miles (more walking than running I must say, in the interest of full disclosure) ...got to the fence and ran back the last 2.5 miles. I was glad I was able to start running again, but disappointed that I walked for as much as I did.
But....I did it, and its done. I was talking to Walter about it when I got home and we agreed that this is what happens when I don't get my mid-week runs in...so I'm going to have to get my shiz out of bed in the AM and take laps 'round the hilly-hood or on the dread at least twice this week (Tuesday and Thursday sound good to me...maybe a Friday run)
I think I have one more long run in me before SF. I can't believe I'm being so cavalier about a 1/2 marathon. A year ago I would have been FREAKING OUT!
Nike+ sensor still not working...GAH!!! I'll have to take the silly thing back. I hear all of ya about the church of Garmin, and I'd be there, but it's not in the budget this month...maybe a nice Christmas/Hanukkah (we celebrate Christmukkah 'round here) gift for mama?
Then...this morning, the rubber nose-thing-y on my sunglasses came off. This is the second time it's happened. I guess I have a super-sweaty nose-bridge or something, and I just sweat the adhesive off the plastic and rubber. With the last glasses (a pair of RayBans), I couldn't find the little rubber piece, so those glasses are history 'cuz Costco (which takes EVERYTHING BACK) doesn't take sunglasses back after 30 days...GAH!!! Luckily, today, the little rubber thingy came off in my hand, so I still have it and I guess I'll superglue it back on...
Finally, I'll post this last photo just 'cuz I like it. I took it this morning as I was leaving for my run and Turbo and Walter decided to go out into the world and play some tennis... My active boys...
Have a great week everyone! I'm posting this so late on a Sunday because I spent the day prepping for the week. The good news is that perhaps I'll have a more sane week than last week was!