Happy Monday all, hope your week is starting off nicely. I went MIA yesterday in all aspects. I started feeling icky Saturday night, and it carried over into yesterday, since I felt so bad I opted out of cross-training and just laid low all day. The highlight of Sunday was going to Happy Cup for self-serve frozen yogurt. They had 2 new flavors that were AMAZING, I think the tart banana flavor was my favorite.
So I woke up this morning still feeling icky, it was almost like a permanent knot in my stomach or something, I don't even know why. Well I couldn't get moving this morning to get to run before an appointment this morning, so I just lounged some more, I was feeling pretty lazy. After the appointment I headed home for lunch, and then mustered up the energy to run. I did give myself permission to cut the run short if I felt bad, especially since it was 6M with 3 @8:35 pace, and I just wasn't feeling it.
I am very proud of myself for getting in all 6 miles, but only 1.5 miles were at the 8:35 pace. I finished 6 miles in 55:21 or 9:13 average pace, I made myself keep the easy miles around 9:10 to make up for the shortened tempo portion. I figured out the math afterwards and if I had done the scheduled paces the whole way, there would really have only been about 60-90 seconds faster because my easy miles would have been slower, so I felt like it was still a successful run, I am not going to go crazy and try to make it up tomorrow, I will just make sure to hit my paces next week.
After my run, I felt a hundred times better and finally my productivity kicked in and I was able to plow through my to-do list. I am hoping for a good night sleep tonight and feeling back to myself in the morning!