Today is shaping up to be a busy one. It started with a dentist appointment this morning. I am not a fan of dentists; I think I would rather go barefoot across some Legos, first. I went to the appointment with no pain, and now my jaw hurts. 😦 And that chair just aggravated my neck.
Still left for the day, I have work, then a chamber mixer, and finally followed by school. If I am lucky I will be home by 10:30. So no run planned for today. Tomorrow’s not looking so good either as it is always a long day at work. Plus, I work this Saturday for a partial day. Well, crap.
So last night, I gave into my mother (aka new gym junkie) and we went back to the gym. I was still feeling discouraged so I had a goal of 4 miles, however long it took me. After a quick warm up, I upped the pace of the treadmill and started running. I figured since it was the treadmill, I would try a quicker pace just to see if I could hold it for any decent amount of time. After all it’s easy to slow down on a treadmill. I finished 4.11 miles in 40 minutes which is closer to where I need to be come race day but it was a very erratic 4 miles. It also included 3 walking breaks. After that 4, I walked another 1 waiting for Mom to finish her workout. I didn’t feel like using any of the other equipment. We then went for frozen yogurt, orange-vanilla, so yummy! 🙂
So while it was better than it has been, I don’t think I can maintain it. Plus it was on a treadmill not a road, so that makes it harder to duplicate. Now, my upcoming 10K is flat, but my half marathon is not. I would like to get in some miles at the track this weekend before next weeks race.
In other news, I updated my phone to iOs 7, very odd. Not sure about it yet.
Hope everyone is having a good week!
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