Last day of school is this Friday! I spent this week packing up more things in boxes and lockers. If I could, I would finish packing up (would take me less than one hour) everything else, and I’ll be done. 🙂
Tuesday’s run was back at Lake Katherine. I was at my mom’s and it was raining on and off. I was cold too. I asked myself how hard can 3 miles be? 🙂 I went out and got it done. It was a beautiful evening.
Wednesday was 5 miles around my house. It was quiet and peaceful but HUMID! I made the mistake of overdressing.
Thursday’s workout was a hard one. I had to do 1.5 miles warmup, 3 miles, 3×2 minutes, and 1 mile cool down. I was out the door at 4:40 am and it took me an hour and 20 minutes to get it done.
For this run I decided to take a water bottle with a BottleBand. I left it once in the bushes in front of the airport because I did not want to carry it with me during my whole run. I did pick it up on my way back. There are some train tracks about .86 mile from my house. Before getting to the train tracks I try to pick up the pace to beat any trains that might pass through. Today I wasn’t lucky. I decided to run the opposite way for a bit. I left my water bottle and started running. A guy in a car stopped me and asked why I had left my water bottle when there was a garbage can “there” (pointing to it). I replied that I had every intention of picking it up. I explained that there was a holder with it and I wanted to get that too. I was at loss for words because I was shocked with his question. But in a way am glad he did because it would bother me too if I saw someone leaving a water bottle on the floor. It truly amazes me how people can be so inconsiderate and leave so much garbage on the floor.
I had to run 10 miles on Saturday and I was actually looking forward to it. These past 3 Saturdays I’ve done really great so what could go wrong? My plan was to go to The Arboretum but at the last minute decided to go to Waterfall Glen. I’ve been there before so it wasn’t a new place to me.
It was during mile 1 that I knew it was not going to go well. I stopped various times. I felt hot and tired but still kept going. I also struggled during the next mile and still kept going. I finally stopped at 2.8 miles. I sent a text to my coach, stopped my watch, and walked back to my car. I felt a bit sorry for me but then got over it. Lola and I spent the rest of the day in bed relaxing.
Sunday morning I went out again to run 10 miles. The weather was great, cloudy with a chance of rain. It has been a LONG time since I ran along the lakefront. Loved it! Mile 9 is when I was struggling but kept going knowing that I would be done soon.
Overall, pleased with this week. My run yesterday didn’t go as expected but did good today. Let’s see how it goes this coming week.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.