Thursday, July 12, 2007

Well, this is awesome!!

It's only 7:20 a.m., and I am already done with my run for the day.

Woo hoo!

I actually managed to crawl out of bed just before 6 a.m. for a four mile run. I'm not sure how I did it, considering I only got about five hours sleep last night. When the alarm went off, I looked out the window and damn near slid back between the sheets. It was relatively dark and cloudy and overall not inviting.

But then I glanced at the cedar chest at the end of the bed and saw my running gear laid out. I put it out before bed last night in hopes it would make me motivated to run. In the end, it worked. I took my clothing, went to the hallway bath and changed. Then I ate a frozen waffle (yes, I heated it first in the toaster, and yes, I know it's not health food. But it was the only thing I could get my hands on fast) and drank some water. Then after a potty break (can you tell I have a three-year-old?), I got the rest of my gear and headed out the door. But since it was so dark still, I left my sunglasses at home, which is VERY unusual for me.

The first mile felt surreal, like I wasn't awake yet and moving in slow motion. I was thinking "I got up early for THIS??" It really, really sucked for a few minutes. But then my legs started really kicking in, I felt awake and alert, and I just started hauling ass through the neighborhood. I went pretty fast the second two miles, and slowed down the fourth as I got closer to home. I was hoping to PR for four miles, and I did!!

So the rest of today will be spent taking Matty to a doctor appointment (15-month check-up) and going to Eureka to look for a summer dress for me. Happy Thursday!! :-)

Today's stats:
Distance: four miles
Time: 42:54 (old PR was 43:33 set on June 14)
Pace: 10:43 minute/mile

Mile 1: 11:10
mile 2: 10:25
Mile 3: 10:16 (fastest mile in training to date)
Mile 4: 11:01


Nikki said...

Woohooo!! Look at those Neg Splits!

Great start to your day!! :)

I hope you find a sweet dress, you going somewhere special?

Mom is on Decaf Now said...

Nice job getting up!! I know exactly what you mean about the first mile...feels surreal almost. Your times look awesome, girl!

Mary Christine said...

Wow. You are turning into a speed demon!

Randy said...

Way to go girl!!!! you are rockin'. Keep up those times, I'm in the dirt....again....cough cough...

Sonia said...

look at you flying out there! You should get out early more often! Well, I wish I was anyway lol