I was fully expecting to be a bit sore after my long run on Saturday, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was just fine. No aches, no painds, no tiredness.
Plus, as an added bonus, the weather Gods shone upon us! I tell ya, it POURED during the night. I laid awake listening to it pelt against my bedroom window. I almost talked myself out of going on the run since I'd already done my long run for the week. But then I didn't want the girls to think I'd deserted them.
Somehow shortly before I headed out the door the clouds parted and our entire run was sunny and beautiful. Must have been meant to be.
We're all at VERY different stages of running. I ended up running with a lady who is pretty similar to me, but she hasn't been doing much mileage lately. It ended up being good for me because after my long run I wanted a nice, slow, easy run that wasn't too long. I figured we'd do about 5-6K, but we were having a nice chat and the weather was beautiful so we ended up doing about 9K. I love those kind of runs.
MID-MONTH MILEAGE CHECK
I don't think I posted about this yet, but at the beginning of the year I sort of set myself a mileage goal. I think I didn't post about it because to be honest I don't really know what I should set as a goal. I've never tracked it before.
This could be adjusted, but at the moment I'm aiming for 750 miles (1200 Km) for the year. I set monthly goals so I could make sure that I stayed on track throughout the year and didn't have to run 15 miles a day in December to reach my goal - haha.
This makes me VERY happy!
I thought I'd have a harder time getting the mileage in this month, but it just keeps adding up.
Another goal I have set for this year (2010 Goals) is to do 100 Days of Strength Training - about 2 days/week. Ideally I'd love to do 3-4 days/week, but I know this isn't always realistic so I set my goals to be achievable, then adjust if necessary.
So far this month I'm on track, but just! I need to squeeze this in a little more often.
Today my plans got blown to bits. I should have prepared myself yesterday. But instead I chose to watch a movie with the family (The Proposal is the cutest movie!) and my plan was to get up a bit early this morning to pack my lunch.
Shortly after getting up my husband informs me that an appraiser is coming by the house in the next couple of hours. Normally this would be no big deal but I'm currently in the middle of a major disaster. I've got my bookkeeping files spread all over the office. And since I had to pull out all my bookkeeping, I also decided to reorganize the office (aka years and years of junk stuffed into cupboards). Plus, we recently ripped out what is supposed to be the ensuite to our bedroom, but we've been using it as a storage cupboard forever. So all the contents from that were spread throughout my bedroom and dining room. And, because I have to organize all that stuff into the basement now, then I had all the Christmas decorations spread out over my gym floor so it too could be organized.
All this to be done in the 1/2 hour I had to get ready for work. And yes, he got a tongue lashing from me for not giving me more warning. I ended up getting the major stuff tidied up (don't ask me how??) but I was left with not a moment to prepare food.
Instead I opted for a Subway Chicken Salad, a massive apple from the grocery store, and a handful of hazelnuts (they're not on this stage of the diet but I don't care today!). I'm supposed to have had 3-4 meals by this time of the day, but luckily that salad is massive and is holding me over just fine.
I hate getting derailed, but I think I made OK choices given the circumstances. I even had to stop at McD's this morning to get a cup of tea. I can't tell you how strong the urge was to get a greasy hashbrown to go with it. I had to talk myself out of it - yes, outloud!