Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What a Difference a Weekend Makes

Oct 4, 2010 11:44 PM

I had such great intentions to get a long run in on Sunday. Church even kindly cooperated by starting at 9am instead of 8am this weekend. But to no one's surprise I never made it out the front door Sunday for a run. Come to think of it, I don't remember if I ever changed out of my slippers the entire day.

Today's run was do or die. I had to get it done or have a big FAIL on my conscience. And guess what? I DID IT. The best part? I kept a great pace the whole way! On the mill, I can bust out 9:30min miles all day, but getting out onto the trail it's a whole different story. Outside I can never keep any kind of steady pace, nevermind a decently fast pace. (If there's a secret to it, someone please tell me!)


Today's run was just so sweeet. My legs made their decision as to how far they were going to go totally independent of my head. They carried me for eight miles and I unofficially (& barely) PR'd with a sub 10min pace. Maybe it's the Yasso's I've been doing or maybe it was the fact that I rested and ate crappy food all weekend and my body was screaming to get back into our normal healthy routine. Whatever it was, I'm ecstatic about the results.

Sweet runs like the one I had today are the reason I keep running. While I wish I could have more good runs, I do realize that if I did, they wouldn't be as sweet.

After a gluttonous weekend of Foodtruck food, Dodger Dogs (see you next season, boys!) and mom's famous fried fish tacos, I'm ready to get back to Eating the Rainbow today:

R grape tomatoes and strawberries
O peach
Y banana, pineapple
G baby broccoli
BIV frozen blueberries, grapes

Hope your runs are Sweeeet!

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