Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Minor Adjustment Required

Sometimes the best laid plans .......

Last night I had planned to take my daughter to dance, then run 4-5 miles.  My husband called me late in the afternoon saying he was going to go down shopping in the US.  My daughter was going to skip dance and go too.  Did I want to come???  Uhhh, yeah I did - but my plans!

No matter which way I looked I wouldn't be doing exactly what I planned.  Now I could stay and exercise at home.  But .....

Tricia at Endurance Isn't Only Physical posted pictures of her wearing the most adorable dress the other day.  
Note:  This is NOT Tricia

And, she was super kind and sent me the link to where I could purchase it - Kohls!  I had looked at it online and almost went ahead and purchased it, but then thought if I could get the chance to go cross border, maybe they'd have it in stock and I could try it on.

So I agreed to go.

Turns out they didn't have it in stock .... and now it's not available online anymore either.  Grrrr, the difference a couple days makes!

Anyhow, we didn't get home until almost 9:30.  Kinda late to run.  But ... I have a goal and I'm GOING to reach it!  So as soon as we got home I laced up and headed downstairs.  My husband said, "You're going to run at 9:30 at night????"  YUP!

First, I can't really afford to take a rest day when I don't need it.  I have alot of running days ahead of me to reach my goal this month.  I'd rather take a rest day after a long run or a series of tough runs - when I really need it.  Plus, I know that every little mile helps.

I didn't want to run for long, so I ran fast!  I did 2.5 miles in 20 minutes - 8:00 min/mile.  That's FAST for me!  I can comfortably do that for 1 mile, but I haven't been able to do it for much more than that.  WOOOHOOO.  This makes me VERY pleased!  I can't wait until I can run a 10K at that pace.

So of yesterday I have:

20.3 miles completed
79.7 miles to go!

I'll be making a pretty good dent in those remaining miles today.  The weather is GORGEOUS and I'm going to take full advantage of it!

Have a FABULOUS day!



Syl said...

WOW Heidi!! You did so graet, now you know how I feel when I run at night :-)

to bad about the dress, that sucks :-( I liked the dress to when I saw it on Tricia's blog. It's super cute and would have been perfect for my cruise! I didn't however look for it, I have been cut off on line shopping, Peter can be so mean :-)

Fran said...

Wow! That's commitment: running after you got home at 9.30 pm. I can learn so much from you when it comes to determation. And I'm going to need it too this year so I would be happy if you would advice me from time to time when it comes to running especially.

Cute dress, to bad it was sold out.

Marlene said...

Too bad about the dress - it's adorable!

Way to squeeze in that run. That's commitment!

Kyle and Darci said...

hooray for shopping AND getting your run in!! Great job!! :)

I, also, loved that dress!!

Lynsey said...

Way to fit it all in. Sorry about the dress.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Heidi! Congrats on the awesome run! I am super impressed that you rearranged your schedule AND went running at 9:30pm AND clocked in a super fast run that late at night. Go you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Impressive indeed!

kimert said...

That is SO awesome!! Good for you!!

Missy said...

I loved that dress on Tricia too!! So cute - too bad you couldn't find it.

Great job going out for a run when it would've been so easy just to take the day off.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Way to be flexible and yet still totally get in your workout!!!

Susan (All Things In Moderation) said...

Wow! now that's dedication Heidi style ! You go girl!

ajh said...

You are hardcore! Congrats!

Michelle said...

Way to go!!