My mommy is in town so yesterday we went on a stroller run together. I debated asking her to push the single, while I pushed the double, but decided I hadn’t run with the triple in awhile so why not get a killer workout in.
Killer it was. I seriously have forgotten how hard it is pushing three kids. 6 miles – 8:58 avg – I miss pushing ALL my little buddies at once.
- Mile 1: 8:54
- Mile 2: 9:02
- Mile 3: 8:53
- Mile 4: 8:49
- Mile 5: 8:52
- Mile 6: 9:12
Today I got to run alone. My mom and sister watched my little people while I went out for what I thought was going to be an easy run. A mile into the run I decided that I wanted to attempt a timed road mile and see if I could PR.
I love random PR’s. They motivate me and push me faster.
I warmed up for 3 miles.
- Mile 1: 7:42
- Mile 2: 7:38
- Mile 3: 7:42
And then began my timed mile.
The thoughts running through my head went something like this…..
….pace yourself….even in a mile you start slow and finish fast…..man this feels relatively easy for a timed mile, maybe I am going too slow? …..[15 seconds later]….holy crap I hate timed miles….this is not fun…..why am I doing this…..I wonder if I am finished with half a mile yet…..[check Garmin}.....you have got to be kidding me..... .43? ....not even finished with half a mile....I should give up.....this is not fun......I like the marathon, not short stuff.....this is miserable.....okay if I don't PR I am going to be mad I did this......okay stop stop Dorothy....BELIEVE.....how can I believe when I am in this much pain? ......okay girl the faster you run the faster the pain is over....I wonder what pace I am going..... 6:05? Oh my goodness this is miserable I thought I was running like 5:45.....guess you aren't in the shape you thought you were....okay okay you got this you got this.....pain is temporary pride is forever....keep pushing.....oh but this hurts.....I hate short fast stuff.....I'm just built for the marathon.....okay okay just sprint and who cares if you can't breathe......you can PR.....it will be a Christmas present to yourself.......ahhhh but when will this be over.......BEEEEEEEEP
- Mile 4: 5:52
A new timed road mile PR and I even beat my track PR time!!!!
Merry Christmas to me [running style]
- Mile 5: 7:56
- Mile 6: 7:44
DREAM BIG & RUN LONG!!!!