Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I love my man...

You wanna know why? Because he kicked me out of the house, locked the door behind me, and told me I couldn't come back in until I ran 7 miles. :) How's that for support! I went through the usual routine of setting the alarm for 5:30, hitting snooze until 7, then getting dressed and not running until 9:30. He had to head out to work at 11:30 so he told me that if I didn't get out and get running then it probably wouldn't happen and that I would end up dreading it all day. So, he pushed me out the door, locked it, and told me to get it done.

It was COOOLD this morning and I wasn't as prepared as I would have hoped, with ear warmers and all that jazz. I even tried to use that as an excuse to get back in the house and he opened the door a crack and says "Start running and you'll warm up!" Hahaha! So, that's what I did....I started running.

I did a couple laps around the lake. It kinda sucks that it takes me 2.5 miles to get into my groove, but that just means that I will always have negative splits. I ran the 2nd half 5.5 minutes faster than the first. Crazy, huh?! My first mile was a 12.04 minute mile and my last mile was 9.04. I love it!

The whole time I was running I couldn't stop thinking about how awesome my man was for kicking me out of the house. He knows it's getting to crunch time and he doesn't want me to quit. He's such a great man.

Thanks, babe for being there for me and supporting my running!!

Now, I've got some sore feet and tired legs. Time for a nap! Oh, and things are so far so good for today's food. I even took a Reese's Egg (MY FAAAAVORITE!) that I was saving and gave it to my daughter so I wouldn't be tempted.

12 comments:

H Love said...

Nice job! I need that PUSH too! It has been a hard week for me. I really need to get a PLAN. Do you have specific plan you are using to train for your half?

@mie said...

That's sacrifice if you ask me!
Those Reese's eggs are yummy!!!
Way to go!

wannabewriterrunner.com said...

Nicely done! I'm thinking about trying to get in a morning pre-work run tomorrow but I haven't done that in so long! Your post is inspiring me :)

Cynthia O'H said...

I love it. I would have been so mad but running off steam is always good.

Anne Marie said...

Thanks for the Athleta chi comment, and now I gotta say I love your man too! Dang, that was good of him!

Erica said...

way to go hunny man....glad you got to run now tell him to rub your sore muscles after all he "forced" you to run :P

Amanda said...

My hubby kicked me out today too. I was laying on the couch saying I needed to go for a run and he pulled me off and told me to go get dressed for it. It's a good thing he did because my running buddy texted saying she would be over early for our hills. I had to run extra fast :)

Meg said...

It sounds like we have AWESOME husbands, take advantage of his support...truly, we are blessed! By the way, I love Easter candy...what about Cadbury Eggs? I guess I'd have to run 6 miles to burn off just one...not good. Thanks for following my blog, I love your header picture!

MCM Mama said...

That's awesome! My husband has come home from work a few times and made me go running. I'm always thankful for it by the time I get back home.

onelittletrigirl said...

I hope that when my Mr. Right arrives, he is as supportive of me!!!

Amy said...

Gotta love him. :)

Way to run!

Kristin said...

He rocks! Love the story!