What a wonderful Monday I had yesterday!
A great day at work...followed by a GREAT talk with one of my best friends, Amanda...and then I went to the park to run.
I am doing a 5k Sunday (weather permitting...please pray it doesn't rain Sunday...I REALLY want to run!)...so I've been training.
And at the park yesterday, I had a breakthrough. Running was still physically tough, but my mental block was gone. That was an answered prayer! I had prayed for my mental "just give up" to go away...and it did!
The track around the park is 1.5 miles. I started off with a few minute warm up walk, the started running. I ran the whole first .75 miles straight and then had to walk for a minute or so. Then I ran. I had to stop a few times to catch my breath...but when I got back to my car after lap 2, I had ran 2.88 miles (3 total with my warmup walk). I decided to push through and keep running until I got to 3.1 (a 5k). And I made it!!
Here is my RunKeeper summary! 11:50 min/mile pace...at a total of 36:46!!
It was cold (66 when I started and 56 degrees when I quit running) and windy. I had to do the blow-your-nose-on-the-go (no shame when running) and just blow snot on the ground while running. My ears were numb...but I felt awesome!
It was the fasted and farthest I have ever run. I am still not able to run it 100% without stopping, but I think keeping it under a 12 min/mile pace is great!
The 5k on Sunday is pretty hilly (in fact the whole second half is uphill) so I'm only aiming for under a 40 minute time Sunday. But I think I can do it! Especially after that run!
Tyler was hunting last night. They didn't see any deer...but I know he enjoys spending time with his uncle whether or not they bring home a buck.
So while he was gone, I cleaned like a madwoman. I steam-cleaned our bathrooms, and then I dusted the baseboards. It is so unlike me to clean when I could be vegging on the couch watching Bravo. :)