Today, I overslept.
Are you surprised?
Yeah, me neither.
But, ACTUALLY, I was supposed to get up at 4am and I slept until 4:47. Because, remember me saying something last week about getting a friend/co-worker motivated to run? Yeah, well, that started today. And we were meeting at...OMG...0530. Like o-dark-30. I've never been this close to work when it was still so dark.
But, I was only 20 minutes late. And she didn't seem to mind. We did a haphazard walk/run thing which culminated in me taking control (surprised?) and announcing that tomorrow we would be on a schedule. Yeah, I had to laugh at myself too.
So, 4 miles of walk/run-til-she's-out-of-breath thing. And I had sorta decided that my 6:30 with 26Marathons was going to get cancelled because, I mean, really, I had been up since 4:47 AM. Seemed like a good enough reason to cancel to me.
Until I saw him running towards us. Just when we were nearing the finish. And something inside me jumped out and said "he looks like he's having FUN!" (There goes me using the word "fun" again). And before I knew it I was biding farewell to co-worker and heading off with 26Marathons for 3 MORE miles.
It's a true story.
I totally messed my watch up so I don't know any exacts on pace/split/etc. But, I know it took us about an hour to walk 4 miles and it took me and 26Marathons less than 30 minutes to run 3. That's all I know.
I totally told him that tomorrow I was going to only walk with her so don't come running by me to try and tempt me into running (okay, so that's not what I really said, but you get my point). We'll see how it goes. I really do need a rest day and since I've screwed up my Sundays and Tuesdays with the whole I'm-gonna-run-3-times-for-each-day-during-Augustathon, I figure I might as well take tomorrow (Tuesday) off.
By the way, I found myself giving out so much advice to co-worker that I didn't even know I possessed. Some of the things I told her were
- You're not doing this to win any marathons, so why run so fast? (She really needs to start slower so that she go longer).
- Stand up straight when you're running to give your lungs more room to breath (I don't know if that's true but it sounded good).
- Pick a spot and run to it. And then another and keep running. And then another and keep running. And so on.
- Get your wind back on the downhill, cause you're running ALL THE WAY up that next hill (okay, not advice so much but it worked and that's all that matters)
She told me she's contemplating quitting her job to become a super-star runner just like the Kenyans. Whatever floats her boat, right?
Have a great Monday...or however great a Monday can truly be!