Friday, July 28, 2006

Another "run" down...

I had planned to run last night with the group at Luke's. I love the change of scenery and running with a group. I always run better with a group and when I run with Luke's I run straight through, with no 5/1's. I usually run with Mary Jane and we catch up on the week, talking about work, politics, the environment, movies, etc.

Well, the run with Luke's was a no-go for the second week in a row. My poor baby girl was not feeling well when I left for work yesterday morning and by mid-morning she was feeling worse. I left work early to take her to the pedi...she's feeling better, but still very stuffy. I did thoroughly enjoy the extra time with my cutie, even if she was sick. At least by the end of the day she was playing and being her cute little self again!

DH offered to give the kiddo her bath while I did a 35 minute run. On a side note, he did fix our treadmill yesterday...however, I opted for a run outdoors. I knew the kiddo would be done with her bath before I finished my 35 minutes and she does not like it when I am on the treadmill running when I could be playing with her. So, I ran at the little park by our house. This time, I did a loop around the perimeter of the park, followed by a loop on the smaller, paved .25 mile track. I just repeated that a few times and the jogged back home. To be perfectly honest, it was hot and I didn't feel much like running. I did 5/1s, but I'll admit, I extended the 1s more than a couple of times. You know, I say I want to be faster, but my actions today sure didn't back that up. I am sure if I had run with the group at Luke's, I would have skipped the 5/1s and would have not walked at all. Something about running with the group keeps you honest and makes you accountable. I didn't have that yesterday and I took full advantage of it. Bad, I know!

3 comments:

Humble Runner said...

I agree with you on the group runs. I talked to several Houston Striders yesterday about my attempt to increase my effort when running solo. It's a mental game when you're alone and it's not much fun. Thanks goodnes for ipod's! The good news: When you REALLY push while running solo the group run "times" will impress you.

Vic said...

Christy, don't be so down on yourself. You don't have to kill yourself to improve your fitness. A nice easy 2 or 3 miles of 5/1's has it's benefits. Hey, you got out there, even when you didn't feel like it. That's awesome and inspirational to me. Keep up the good work.

Glad you had some time with your little sweetie. Hope she's feeling better.

JustJunebug said...

you know i think i am gonna start doing 5/1's instead of 4/1's...

and hey in this climate theres nothing to be ashamed of.

only on the treadmill do i run straight through.