The background of a Chrismas card, incorporating stamps, dry embossing, and markers.
On the Workout / Training Front:
I took two days off in a row and felt so icky about it. Of course, with the 4.5 mile race quickly approaching, I knew I had to get right back into running.
My dear husband had driven a route around our house, saying it was somewhere around 4.5-5 miles but quite hilly. I've driven it several times but as any road traveller (biker, runner, walker, etc) knows, hills are defined differently when in the car vs. on the road. My lack of appreciation for "hills" caught up with me when I attempted this run.
I drove the distance again when I was done and I believe it was right around 4.6 miles. My time? It averaged out to about an 11:25 minute / mile pace. (versus the 10:38 minute / mile pace I had in the 5k) I walked a few times though I did tackle a few hills I didn't expect to. The last few long hills were painful even to walk.
Today was a day of rest. (Appropriate for a Sunday, no?)
Tomorrow, I will again tackle the distance, but have charted a more level course from our home. (Nasty hills to get out of the neighborhood, but ok from there.)
Again, I reiterate: Hills are my teachers. Level ground is my friend. I simply have to keep appreciating both.
Anything to which you are struggling with commitment? Leave a comment and let me know - let's motivate one another!