What did you have for lunch? I had 8 miles and a shower to boot! 1:19:44. My goal was 11 min miles, and as usual I surprised myself with a 9:58 pace. Go Me!
And as I was getting ready to post this entry, I realized that my 8 miles was supposed to be next week, not this week. Oops. Well, looks like I am catching up on the week that I missed with ITB pain, or whatever it was/is.
As far as today's run goes, no pain whatsoever, until...I stopped at mile 4 to grab a drink of water. When I started back on mile 5, the pain came out of nowhere and at least twice stopped me dead in my tracks. I just told myself, you can do it, slow down, ice afterwards, it's not as bad as you think it is...and just as fast as the pain started...it ended. And never reared it's ugly head again.
Overall, it wasn't my best 8 miles. I left my mp3 player at home, and i had on the "sweaty" shirt that I hate so much. I don't know why I wear it. It's supposed to be moisture-wicking, but instead takes all of the sweat on my body and exposes right in the middle of my chest. Well, not right in the middle but in two very conspicuous spots. And it's just embarrassing. Well, if I'm running at work, which I was. If I was at home I really wouldn't give a rats behind, but since it's work, I really don't want to give ANYONE any more reason to stare at what God blessed me with. So, I was bored. And embarrased. Which probably explains why I ran so fast (for me guys). So, maybe I should wear sweaty shirt more often, huh?
But even though it generally sucked, it really wasn't that bad. It certainly wasn't as bad as the first time I ever ran in my life, but it wasn't as much fun as my 8 mile run a few months ago. But, I was out there doin' it, while everyone else was at Mickey D's. Well, most everyone. And I had enough time to take a shower (I would have HAD to make time if I didn't), and who can complain about getting to take time off to run? No complaints here. Well, except for the sweaty shirt thang.
Plan for the rest of the week:
Tuesday Lunchtime Pilates
Wednesday: Speedwork (will take suggestions as this is the first time I've ever done it)
Thursday Evening Yoga
Friday: 5 easy miles
Saturday: 4 easy miles (I think I'm going to love that Saturday morn run, like last week)
Monday: Christmas! And 10 miles!