I had a redeeming run this morning. Finally....a good one. I told my husband as I was laying on the front lawn that I just need a good one every once in awhile. Just to keep the flame lit!
I decided to do my long run alone and on Friday. That way I could run my own pace to see what kind of shape I'm in for Hobble Creek. And then I could do a short run and lift tomorrow.
I started semi-slow and just ran. It was really dark and there were a lot of stars out. So beautiful!
I felt so amazing those first 6 miles. My pace kept getting faster and faster and it didn't feel hard. I took a GU at the turn around point. I also stopped at the bathroom at mile 7 to refill my water bottles and wash my face. I had a hard time getting back into the same groove. But I finally found it again.
As I was feeling good, I really wanted to make a push to the end of the trail. I would then have 1.5 miles home. Good push the last mile too.
I laid on my front lawn and watched the sun finish rising. I showered and crawled back into bed for a nap before my kids got up. BUT the darn neighborhood kids started ringing my doorbell shortly thereafter. I lowered the boom and said NO door bell ringing until after 10am! Geesh....
9:52, 9:25, 9:06, 8:51, 8:49, 8:35
8:42, 8:34, 8:43 (1:11- today's 8 mile time---1:12 - Wednesday's 8 mile time), 8:13, 8:23, 7:04