I have felt like a little kid on a long car trip all week..."Are we there yet?" Friday cannot seem to get here quick enough. I am very excited to head home, see the family and watch Brookey graduate, but I guess I am most excited for 3.5 days far far away from work.
I stayed up waaaay too late Tuesday night watching the Biggest Loser finale, and then tossing and turning, so I opted for the extra sleep Wednesday morning, and then would run after work. Now Wednesdays are typically the 1 day per week that I can get out on time no matter what, but the God's were against me and I did not walk out of the office until amost 7:30 last night- Insane! What I do is not THAT important!
I was really really wanting to run after a long and stressful day, but with packing hanging over my head, and still wanting to see my boyfriend before I leave town, I opted to make Wednesday my rest day for the week and make up the run Friday morning. I am glad I did, John and I watched our DVR'd episode of Law and Order and played with The Peach.
This morning I woke up before 5am to get in the 7.5 miles I had planned out in my head. I went and met my mom for a 3.5 mile run for her, a nice 3.5 mile warm-up for me: solid pace, only 2 walk breaks. After the 3.5 I headed to the gym to get in the last 4 miles- SpeedWork!
Originally I had wanted to do 8x400 yesterday, but this morning I was not feeling doing 8 of the same thing so I mixed it up.
with 400 RI between
Goal times: 800's = 4:00, 400's = 1:53
Actual Times: 3:57, 3:55....1:53, 1:52, 1:50, 1:52, 1:48
I was happy with the times, but the earlier 400s felt harder then the last couple- I guess maybe my body is getting used to the work harder when tired mentality I have been trying to force-feed it. I wish I had seen more of it last weekend.
After I finally make it home tonight I have to pack- I didn't get that much done last night, so I have to make it count tonight. Tomorrow morning I am getting in 1 final easy run before hitting the road. I have a longer run planned for Saturday morning among the hills of Norcross. I will take pictures of the beasts, the scare me!