Wouldn’t it be nice if weekends were 3 days long? That would be awesome. I would totally work 4 10’s. I say that now, but wouldn’t that make it harder to run? This weekend actually turned into 3 days for me but it wasn’t a good thing. Friday actually turned out to the be roughest I’ve felt in the last 2 months. I only made it about an hour and a half at work before heading home. I hate leaving sick or calling in, there’s a reason I have almost 150 hours of sick time accumulated. I particularly felt guilty because someone had to drive out to cover me. 😦 I tried calling my Gastro but they can’t see me any sooner and I am “managing” ok. Ugh!!!!! I slept for most of the day.
This ending up effecting my weekend. 😦 I had plans for an 8 mile run and a 4 mile over the weekend. Plus a little shopping and good food on Saturday. Instead, Saturday was spent doing laundry (so much running stuff!) and catching up on scrap booking my bib numbers. I felt like I needed to do something, so I headed to the gym for the treadmill; easier to quit if I felt sick. The treadmill sorely tested my new found appreciation for the warmup. It was sooo boring. I made it about .6 of a mile before picking it up.
I used this as a reason to break in the new pair of Wave Riders that I picked up in May. So much color! My feet really wanted to move, every now and again I would run into the front of the treadmill. Oops. But I was trying to be smart and ran a .9/ .1 interval. .9 of a mile at 6.00 and the .1 was a walk at 4.00. I felt ok, so I decided to do 6 miles. The only problem came in when I was nearing an hour. With the first warmup mile around 13 and each following mile at 10:30, I was running into the machine cut off. The last half mile was a race with the cool down setting on the treadmill. It would automatically lower it and I would raise it back up, this time to 6.5 just to get it done. Finally done, 6 miles in 1 hour and 5 minutes. Not bad for an off day and I made it through the whole thing! Plus the shoes were awesome. I like that this pair seems to have shorter laces than my white/purple Wave Riders– those laces were ridiculously long and I was just too lazy to change them. Slacker!
As of right now, I have still not made it out the door for a run. It’s hot and I am tired but I am telling myself to get off my butt. I have a feeling that I may end up completing the yoga DVD instead. It’s been a week or two and I should get back into it. Or maybe when the temps fall below 96, I will feel inspired to get in some miles this evening. My next half is only 6 weeks away and it’s not going to run itself. Plus I still need to finish yesterdays scrapbook project. My new computer and my printer don’t like to get along.
Congrats to everyone who ran San Francisco this morning, I am sure you rocked it!
How was your weekend?
What do you do with your bibs?