Agh, I'm behind again with my posts. School is in full swing, so that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)
Last week I ran Wednesday night. I had all intentions of getting up Saturday and running at the gym, but Hurricane Irene talked me into staying in my pjs all morning. Also, the shoes I wore to school on Friday gave me small blisters on my feet, so that was the deciding factor of not running. So Plan B was to run before church on Sunday morning.... And that didn't happen either. So Plan C was to run Sunday afternoon, and thankfully that happened. I ran 4 miles (wahooo!) on the treadmill on intervals. This was the week that I started my long runs on the weekend, even though this one wasn't "long" in comparison of what's to come (Eek!).
So now it's Tuesday. I've discovered I have to think through my evening plans for the week to determine when I can run ahead of time. Sometimes this requires more effort that I'd like ;) Well today when I left school, I felt like I could go to sleep right then and then wake up tomorrow morning. I forgot how tired the beginning of the school year makes me. On the way home, I was trying to figure out when I was going to run this week and came to no conclusion after my 15 minute drive. I literally sat on my couch for an hour (while watching tv) debating if I should go run or not. How sad is that?! I wish I was kidding, but it's true. I finally almost talked myself into it - well, almost. The deciding factor was going to be if I had any clean workout clothes. In the back of my head, I was sure that they were all dirty. I get up and go check.............. And there was ONE clean set of workout clothes left. Dang it! That meant I had to go run. I'll admit. I wasn't to thrilled.
After a lot of talking myself into it and knowing I'd appreciate it later, I got dressed and headed out the door. Thanks to Hurricane Irene and those CRAZY thunderstorms last night, today was a low humidity, BEAUTIFUL day. AKA - I could finally run outside (and be comfortable!). It's been over a month since I've been able to do that. So I'm super thankful!
My goal, as I was driving to the trail, was 2 miles. Even though my training plan said I should do 3 today. Once I got running, things were feeling good. So I was bold and set my goal for running 3 miles..... without stopping. That's never happened. I don't know what I was thinking. I've run 2 miles with one or two breaks in there, but never non-stop.
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I was in shock when I finished because I couldn't believe it!
And to think that I almost didn't go run today.