Sunday was one of those overcast, slightly rainy but still really wet days. The ones that just make you want to curl up inside with a nice warm blanket and a good book. We rarely get that in California, so I decided to take advantage of it. Plus with my less than graceful self, I figured I would still manage to find a way to fall even if it wasn’t pouring.
Yesterday was actually a pretty good day, no Monday blues in sight. I packed my stuff so that I could run right after work. My first run in 7 days and a chance to test my new shoes. A heavy marine layer had rolled in by the end of work, so I decided to turn the planned 4 miles into 3. It was darker than I had hoped for, but even 3 is better than last week!
The shoes were ok. They definitely have more cushion than I am used to. So much in fact, that I had troubles with the gas pedal on the way home. :) The right shoe still feels abnormally loose but I am hoping I can adjust. Overall my legs felt good, maybe a little too good because my pace was faster than it should have been. The only thing that really annoyed me during my was that my belt kept sliding down. I had to yank it back up every half mile.
I finished a little over a 5k and then forced myself to walk around the block again as a cool down before stretching out. I am trying to be smarter now. Anyone want to place bets on how long that lasts? Tonight, I packed my stuff for the gym but did not want to run, I wanted to give my legs a break since yesterday was less than easy. I told myself I would do a few miles on the stationary bike. But I was totally looking for an excuse not to go, and it came! I ended up staying another hour at work with IT. Thanks pesky computers!
After driving home, I did complete a stretching program and some push ups. I attempted a plank or 2 but that was just an epic fail. I am planning on a few more miles tomorrow but haven’t decided when or where yet. So this brings my total for the Around the World Running Blog Relay to a spectacular 5k. Woo hoo!!!!
I had a minor panic attack today when I checked my Facebook feed. There was a post reminding me that I only have 18 days until Wine Country Half. Yikes!!!! I’m not ready!!!! I need to get my training back on track, not only for this but for the SLO Marathon weekend too. Where did the time go? There is a 5K race that I was going to run on Saturday but I am on the fence. It’s kind of pricey for a local 5k and I need to do a long, slow run. I have to decide by tomorrow because that is the last day to register. Decisions, decisions.
While today may have been National Pancake day, I did not have pancakes today. :( However, I did have breakfast for dinner- scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls. So yummy.
I still have a discount code for the SLO Marathon,anyone want to come join me?
Who ate pancakes today?
How did everyone’s week start?