I rocked it out tonight!!!!! I know I promised you I was going to yesterday, but dang it lately around this old house, it has been crazy even beyond what I am use too...more on that in a minute!
ok so you all know I was totally off my rocker Tuesday and was ready to give up, I played more mind games as the week went on and tonight I decided to put my feet where my mouth is... I know I can be faster, I know I can push harder and I know I can learn to love the burn, these are the things I keep telling myself.
I usually, very carefully plan out my running routes, and tonight I just wanted to go and I would have a rough idea of my mileage, but would not know exactly where each mile marker was, so I was not stressing about times....I just went and ran with all my might
ohhhhhhh baby I loved the burn it felt good. I had to stop once to tie my shoe and then I did get a little freaked out because the trail I thought led right back to my house did not exactly do that! It kinda took me down and around and back out! I was having moments of Dr.Jekyll on one shoulder and Mr.Hyde on the other, my brain was telling me you can't do it, but my feet were saying ohhhhh yeah suckkkkaaa watch this! Seriously at one point I knew I was .5 from home and instead of taking that route I totally went the long way...I was not sure how far that was but I knew it was much further and it was just my feet doing all the work as if they were saying prove it to your self lady!!
and even I am not so vain to know that distance and time don't matter and I had to find out how far I went! So my watch said 39.02 when I got to my street, when I mapped my run it was 3.96!! HOLY MILES BATMAN I was flying.....no wander my lungs where on fire!!! 9.51 pace for nearly four miles can I get a holllllaaaaaa (sorry I am trying to be youthful....bwhahahha) so excited about this! and I even got a honnnkkkk and a "Hey suga" yell out of a car which is both creepy and flattering at the same time (hey I gotta take all the compliments where I can get them...don't judge), especially since the tires on this particular car, had to be at least three times the price of the car itself and it was full of dudes, that is when I start begging the running gods to make me really fast, I am telling you, dudes just like to see a booty jiggling and I got a big booty to jiggle!!! ok, maybe TMI?
Anyhow I feel great, I am back and ready to attack....uhhh running attcks that is..and on to the more boring stuff that has prevented my running! Ever had a gaping hole in your ceiling? well I do! We have a internal pipe leak! Yes, completely awesome I know you are all so jealous, as we just dumped ridiculous amounts of money into buying new appliances (that we absoulutly needed!) and a new deck (that just had to be redesigned and more fabulous) we now have to pretty much replace all upstairs pipes......no not the easy to access downstairs pipes, but the lets cut a bunch of holes in our walls, to get to them upstairs pipes...can I get a grrrrrrrr... yesterday I had to get the oil changed in my van who we call "murphy" by the way, how long do most oil changes take? I would usually guess somewhere around 30 or so mins......well after an hour and a half, guess who's oil change was free....ahhheeemm don't mess with mama at dinner time when she has her sick, starving babies with her and had left ample time for you to change my oil before dinner!!! anyhow because of said wait we got stuck in rush hour d.c. traffic by time I got home with those sick, starving babies, we were all burned out and there was no chance for a run... anyhow that is all my mama drama for another day! I don't rightly care at the moment after an awesome run!
so I will leave you with this, remember when you were little and someone would tell you when you fall off your horse, you have to get right back up and get back on? this couldn't be more true! I could have seriously washed my hands of running on Tuesday, (if I was not afraid of all you other bloggers who might come after me) but I got out there tonight and tried again and now I am on a runners high and good gravy I looooovvvve that feeling!!
have a great weekend everyone! Good luck to all cherry blossomers(if you need a meal on your way home you can stop here :) )..and other racers!