So after going to bed Monday/Tuesday morning at the lovely hour of 1 a.m. and getting up at 7:00 a.m. to get ready for work, I just knew that I wasn't going to be staying up late last night. Sure enough when Bug went to bed at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern time) I went to bed also.
I had mile repeats on schedule. It was suppose to be 7 miles, did anyone catch the SUPPOSE TO BE??? I got up at 5:30 after arguing with myself that I could do it later and my warm bed was so much better than getting out in the cold, but I didn finally get up.
On the way to the gym I took a Gatorade Pre-Fuel and I brought along a pack of the new Gu I had purchased. It was cherry limeaide flavor roctane. I never took it. I did a warmup mile in 9:22, then sprinted for a mile at a 7:53 pace, then brought it back down for a mile at 8:57 pace, then ramped it back up again for a 7:53 pace, and then proceeded to turn off the machine. That's right folks, I only managed 4 miles. I was so tired and whipped that I took those 4 miles in pride. I wasn't upset that I didn't do what was on schedule I was just happy to get up and actually get some running done.
After I got home I had all intentions of making sure I brought my ice pack to work so I could ice the hip, but I'll let you take a guess at where the ice pack is at this moment???? If you guess sitting in the freezer still at home, then you are the winner. That's right folks, I left it at home. Luckily the hip isn't really bothering me and I'll ice it when I get home.
Speaking of ice, if I really wanted to ice my hip down I could go stand outside and lay on the sidewalk. It's miserable out side. They actually had a snow day in South Georgia on Monday and since Bug doesn't go to a daycare anymore, and we are too cheap to put her in one, I opted to stay home. It was a good idea because not 30 minutes after making the decision, my head started pounding, like I wanted to puke and thought there for a minute I was going to puke, bad. It was semi-scary for a while there.
Alright tomorrow I have 4 miles on tap (and I do plan on getting them done) and then on Saturday I have a 9 miler set. I'll definitely be trying the Roctane out on that run.