Sunday, June 24, 2007

Case of the Sundays

To take a line from "Office Space," one of my favorite movies, I had a case of the Mondays.

Only, today was Sunday.

I don't know why, but for some reason I felt down and sluggish this morning. Just blah. I even went back to bed for a couple hours around noon.

I decided to brave my long run later in the afternoon. I fully expected it to suck, like my buddy Lisa's bike ride did. I normally don't feel this way about a run, but I wasn't looking forward to it.

But a strange thing happened. After I forced myself out the door and actually started running, I enjoyed it. And with every step I took, I felt better about myself and my formerly crummy day. It was amazing. I enjoyed it so much I ended up going until I had run a personal best for a 10K distance. Yes!!! Oh, and I also set a PR for five miles by almost a minute, which was very cool!!

Today's stats:

Distance: 6.2 miles
Time: 1:11:30 (new PR; former PR was 1:13:28 set on May 6)
Pace: 11:32 minute/mile

Mile 1: 11:49
Mile 2: 11:41
Mile 3: 11:15
Mile 4: 11:30
Mile 5: 11:23
Mile 6: 11:37
.20 mile: 2:12 (11-minute pace)


Mary Christine said...

Good for you! Getting out when you don't want to is a major victory!

Marcy said...

Seriously, what the heck is up with you? LOL All these PR's left and right!! In fact I'm jealous!!! YOU ROCK!! Way to go Michelle!!!

Jason The Running Man said...

WAHOO You go Michelle! Awesome run!

J~Mom said...

Awesome job! So glad it turned out well!!