Guess who turns 26 this weekend?? Sadly, not me.
I so wish. Running Etc. is celebrating it’s 26th Anniversary. 20% off the entire store this weekend so go stock up on your favorites.
I like routine, I like schedules, I like to do the same dang thing again and again. When someone says “Thursday” I think “Tempo Time!!” Last night I met the usual group (please join our group!! We are fun I promise!) at Mount Trashmore for a 4 mile tempo run. Is Mount Trashmore the weirdest name ever for a gorgeous, recreation center? Yes….yes it is.
We warmed up then the first two miles were at 6:28 and 6:20 pace. I was Garmin-less and hope/think I stuck in that range for the last 2 miles but the speedsters in front of me were clocking 6:00 & sub 6:00 for the last two so my exact pace is an estimate. Am I happy with my pace? Not really. It was a big training week though and it is what it is.
Wednesday (stick with me as I work backwards here) I ran my mid-week medium long run in the morning and by early afternoon it was a STORMY mess outside. I needed 3 miles on the treadmill for my afternoon run. The Mr. was home and sensed my frustration that I JUST wanted to get this short run done so I could not worry about it anymore so he sets the kids up to play and then starts watching the Phillies. I am singing and doing the hand movements to the highly addictive Call Me Maybe Cover (If you have not seen this…you MUST.) when my song is interrupted with a text. This is the culprit:
Seriously?? I step off the treadmill, walk into the living room with every intention of yelling, and then I look at him and burst out laughing. He just thought he was the funniest and most clever thing in the world and was sitting there with a big “I am kidding” grin. (No my husband’s name is not “Steveo/Daddy” but only those who do not have their significant others programmed as cutesy names can judge……maybe you are all judging. I’m okay with that.)
Do you send people texts when they are in the next room? Same room?
Plans or Races for the weekend??
Have a great weekend!! Happy Training!