Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Well here's what really happened:
Me: Monkey I'm going to run around the football field while you play on the field. Do not go out any of the gates.
Me: Drops keys, water bottle and camera on the field. Line up at the 1 (boy does this bring back track and field practice memories), start my watch and I'm off.
Only to have to stop because Monkey thought she was going to run the whole thing with me and then she started to cry because I was leaving her. Stop the watch and walk back to her explaining that I wanted her to play on the football field.
Monkey: Look mama I'm running.
So I get all my gear and head home. We did manage to walk a full lap around the track before leaving and I did get some great pictures. I'm going to figure out the posting of pictures tonight so this post will be edited this evening.
This morning I get up and get ready, which we all know I didn't get up on time, I rarely ever do, and head out. My goal was to run the three miles I was suppose to do yesterday. I figured I would get into a comfortable pace for 1.5 miles and then pick up the pace, to uncomfortable but not wanting to puke uncomfortable. And guess what I did. I ran three miles in 23:46. Hot damn I still have some speed in me after all. My goal for my next 5K was to run a 23:30, but after looking at last year's results in my age group, a 23:30 isn't going to get me anything so now I have a new goal of hitting 22:59. That would at least ensure that I get second place in my age group so doing 3 miles and working in some speed with them 2x a week is starting to improve my time.
I hope everyone has a great day and I just want to give a shout out to my newest member. Thanks for wanting to come over and read my ramblings, I so appreciate it.