Saturday, January 16, 2010

GU is my friend at 4:30 in the morning.

Last night I went to bed at midnight. Jason, Gma T, and I watched "My Sister's Keeper" it was pretty good. We all enjoyed it. I set my alarm for 4:30, but my alarm is 10 minutes fast so, technically I got up at 4:20. I got up to hit the snooze button, but rather turned off the alarm, went into the bathroom and put my hair up with my eyes still closed.

I didn't have the greatest sleep last night. All night long I dreamt about the marathon. I was 14 minutes late to the race, got there and forgot something (I forget) ran home and went back, I was so frustrated that I forgot whatever it was that I forgot. But, I was still only 14 minutes late. So, I start running and about 4 miles into it I realize I forgot something else, so I ran back home and got it and by that time the race was almost over I had to finish the last mile. So, my dad says "Hop in the car and I'll drive you to the finish." I thought that was a great idea so I get in the car and start running. I'm almost to the finish when I realize that my Garmin is picking up the car's speed and not my running speed so I have my dad turn around right in front of the finish so I can run the last mile on my own. I finished the race in 4 hours and 35 minutes, but was frustrated that I forgot so many things and that I was 14 minutes late to the race.

Weird, huh?

So, I get my hair done, get dressed, eat a GU (chocolate outrage) and head out. I set my Garmin to run 8 miles in 1.40min. I love doing that cause it counts down the miles and it's nice to look at it and it say that I only have 1 mile to go. I felt so good during my run. I think the caffeine in the GU helped wake me up some. I didn't feel like I was pushing myself, I felt like I was taking my time and it's awesome when I feel that way and then plug in my Garmin after the run and see that my times got shorter and shorter.

Today's splits were:
1 Mile:12.50
2 Mile:12.06
3 Mile:11.33
4 Mile:11.19
5 Mile:11.00
6 Mile:10.48
7 Mile:10.52
8 Mile:10.43

I went and weighed in and gained .2 pounds. I was expecting 2 pounds, so .2 was a nice surprise! I'm feeling good, a little hungry, but good. I'm thinking a omelet with the works sounds good. YUM!

1 comment:

Mama Roggia said...

Eight miles!!! eight miles!!! You couldn't even imagined that a year ago. Wonderful, way to go! We believe in you, keep it up.