Yes! Got a comp day off from work today for pulling an all day/ nighter on my last project. I guess working hard pays! Now i get play:)
I dropped the kids off to school at 8am, went back home and SLEPT ’til 1145am… I haven’t slept in like that for awhile…it must have been the latenight Disneyland run with the kids and then ending up at a Ramen House til 10 pm that wiped me out. Okay, I have to be honest, I did stay up late and watched a crazy gang doncumentary on netfix til about 1am:/ (i was intrigued! LOL)
When i woke up, my first thought was that I wasted my day, and I started to feel regret, but then I forced myself to think that REST IS GOOD, so I went on with my “not so morning” morning, took a shower, cooked a quick bite and was going to either shop for some new running shoes or go to the bike shop and look for some roof racks.
But as I was heading out the door, I saw how nice it was outside and thought..hmmm it would have been nice to ride or get a nice run in. I looked at the time, I only had 2 hours to spare because I promised the kids I’d pick them up from school and take them bowling. What to do?! I really wasn’t sure what to do ‘cuz I was already showered and dressed and ready to hit the door?!
Then I had a thought, one thing i always seem to say to those I’ve trained in the past….”Never miss your Monday workout!” So I shut the door, brewed a quick cup of coffee out of the Keurig and ran upstairs to change into my running gear.
I ran 10 miles Saturday, took a day off Sunday, so I decided to run an easy paced 3 miler to start my week.
It was a nice sunny 65ish BUT with lots of WIND!
The run was great, was feeling good. I learned from the last run (my last post) that running with music I love to sing along with is the best bet to distract me from over thinking my form, so I threw the whole “Smiths” album on:) (I do want to get back to training without music, but I will settle for this right now.)
Seems like this route has a bunch of American Flags on it! Go ’emerica!
I finish stretching, still feeling pumped, I run upstairs, shower, make me a protein shake and have 30 minutes to spare before i pick the kiddies up! Success!
This day has truly been one of the best days off I’ve had. I rested, I ran and ended it with seeing 2 hours of this: