Well, it seems like forever since I’ve blogged… and especially about running like actually feet hitting the pavement running. So I’ll do that tonight and then I’m heading to bed early because I’m exhausted and I have the Grace Race 5k in the morning! :)
I actually got off work a little early yesterday (Thursday) and had enough time to run 5 miles before I had to be at job #2. It was chilly… about 53 degrees and pretty windy. I threw on the outfit I thought I’d want to wear for the race and grabbed my handheld and ipod and gulped down a Mint Chocolate GU, then headed out the door.
Despite being chilly, I had such a fun time and the outfit is my new favorite! The views from my route were beautiful! The hills were fun! I felt really good and I was lovin’ it! Around mile one I saw a house all decked out for trick-or-treat later that night.
I saw chickens crossing the road to get to the other side… apparently the answer to why they do this is to eat… cuz that’s what they were doing lol…
I saw cows and a big lazy dog and a HUGE mean scary looking dog behind a fence that said “beware of dog”… I was sure it could hop the fence if it tried just a little harder. Then around mile 4 I saw a CD hanging on a tree and that made me laugh lol…
All-in-all, nothing significant happened on this run… I just really enjoyed it and felt good and I’m pretty sure I was smiling the entire time I was running… I even sang along to a couple songs. I think it was my turn around point… from running because I thought I had to after my half marathon and REALLY wanting to get out there and pound the pavement! It was wonderful!
To top it all off I thought I would definitely be sore today because the last 800 or so meters, I really picked up the pace (or so I thought lol) and I only stretched a little before heading back to work. I did wear my recovery socks, but today I am not sore whatsoever! :D Does this mean I’m more in shape than I thought I was? Or possibly I didn’t run as hard as I could’ve? Whatever… I dont care because it was FUN!!!
**Run Stats (Just for FUN)**
Date: October 28, 2010
Temperature: 53 Degrees
Distance: 5.02 miles
Average Pace: 9:41/mile
Fastest Pace: 6:03/mile (pushing it home)
Slowest Pace: 26:18/mile (waiting to cross an intersection)
Elevation Min: 879
Elevation Max: 1025
List of things I want to start doing:
- More weight training
- Going to bed earlier
- Looking at races for 2011
- Specific Hill Workouts
- Eating more veggies and fruits again
- Do a little research on running form, terminology, and technology
- Start changing around the blog background, header, and tagline
- Finishing up my Christmas shopping
- Read more of ‘Born To Run’
Alrighty… off to bed I go with dreams of less hours of work next week! lol… My 5k is at 10am, thank goodness because it’s supposed to be another chilly one! Race Report to come! Although I’m not holding my breath that I’ll hit my goal of sub 25 because I just haven’t been running enough to do that. But I always look forward to races! I hope you all have had a lovely week!