Ugh. What a day. One thing after another. I felt like it was two steps forward, one step back all day long. Thankfully, I did my swim this morning because there was no way I could have squeezed it in along with everything else. Despite being as busy as I was, I was able to call it quits at 6:00 so I could go out for a run. Because it was so late, it was already pitch black out. I geared up with a reflective vest, head lamp, and blinking red light on the back of my head. There was no missing me out there.
I was looking to do 8 miles to redeem myself after my horrible 8 mile “run” on Monday. I think I succeeded. Here is a quick comparison of how I felt on the two days:
|Feeling at Beginning of Run||Excited and ready to run||Stressed out and irritated|
|During the Run||Desperate need of a restroom||Strong and fast|
|Feeling at End of Run||Horrible, Nauseous, and Frustrated||Elated and Energetic|
What a difference a couple days will make. Same course, same weather, and my run was 100 times better today. I felt like I was running strong the entire time. Parts of the course were a little slow due to it being dark and icy (not a good combination), but when I hit dry pavement, I felt like I was pushing the pace.
After I got my run in, I had a wonderful taco fiesta prepared by the lovely Jennifer. Now it is time to squeeze in a bit more work before I crash. It is going to be another early morning and busy day tomorrow. Yay……