After my 9miler last Sunday I was boarder-line sick all week. I drank gallons of Emergen-C and did nothing strenuous. I knew that if I took one wrong step it’d be full-blown flu for me. In this last week I totally lost my endurance. Monday I finally ran again. I did 3 miles and they felt terrible. After a week of laziness and Monday being so hard, I put off running yesterday and today I happily let myself get distracted with other things. Knowing that I needed to run- my race is only 11 days away- E suggested I go to his house and run the 5K loop. I stood at the end of his driveway pouting and saying “I just don’t want to. I really just don’t want to.” Being the fantastic man he is and knowing me as well as he does, he was like “Get on with it, you’ll be so happy you did”. He was right! Despite my bratty attitude and the humidity my times were sorta baller! The 5K loop provides HILLS. Depending on which direction you run it you can either finish with the last 3/10 of a mile on a pretty brutal up hill or done in the opposite direction the last mile is all rolling hills. Tonight I ran it in the second direction and was so pumped to see my times despite all the gradient changes. My mile times are as follows 9:42, 9:07, 9:06. Considering that I was able to improve my time each mile, even while running hills made me really happy!
When I got home, proud, sweaty and starving, E had a delicious and super healthy dinner waiting for me! He’s so great!
I’m glad I was able to get past my brattiness and go for a run!
WORK IT OUT!