Thursday, September 15, 2011
Excuses are like...
With little sleep, 85 degree temps, no friends to run with and pain that only a girl can understand, I did NOT want to run this morning. BUT I did! I couldn't stop my training on day 3 with "only" 3.1 miles to run. I am SOOOOO glad that I took my own advice and actually listened to my body, which told me to run, and not my head that kept giving me excuse after excuse. I didn't tackle the bridge again today, but I did manage to run around my hood which, contrary to popular belief, has some pretty good hills. (Florida is not totally flat.)
I managed to pound out 3.1 miles with a pace of 9:56, which is a GREAT time for me. So no-matter what...temps + no sleep + not feeling good + errands to run+ a house to clean+ + + = There are NO excuses!!!
It must be lawn day in Largo, because there were mowers and weed whackers everywhere. I love the smell of fresh cut grass so this was a definite plus for my run. As I ran, I passed an elementary school so my mind went back, many, many years, to my days in school. I remember growing up in Ohio, when the schools did not have AC. We had to open the windows to "cool off". Inevitably, there would ALWAYS be that teacher that couldn't hear over the mower, so he/she would shut the windows and literally turn our classroom into an oven. Totally counter-productive. All it accomplished was creating a mass frenzie of the kids focusing on turning pieces of paper into fans and fanning themselves. No-one was listening to the lesson at all. It's funny how the mind remembers the little things.
Tomorrow is my "day of rest" so I'm going to get a facial maybe a pedicure and enjoy it! Saturday will be my long run of 6 miles...
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you at the races!!!