With the lack of a LR yesterday, I planned to wake up at 5 am this morning for a hour-long run. However, after my parents left last night, it took forever to get the kiddo to sleep - she was wired! Afterwards, the hubby and I decided that we couldn't wait until today to watch The Sopranos, so we stayed up until almost midnight watching the DVRed episode. So, I woke up around 5:40 instead and settled for a 30-minute run.
Maybe it was all the food I consumed yesterday (breakfast at Cracker Barrel, a 1/2 slice of pizza at SuperTarget, tuna steak, wine and cheese cake for dinner and all the snacking in between)...but, I could not seem to get moving at all. The first mile was sluggish at best. The second mile was a bit faster, but I still couldn't seem to get my body going faster than an 11-minute pace for the remainder of the run. To top it off, I had aches and pains all over the place - the lower back issue has returned, a shin splint on the left leg and a right calf cramp. And, I still felt tired. Maybe I should have gotten more sleep. It made me want to hop off the treadmill and go back to bed.
Instead, I finished my run and headed to work...I did stop for Starbucks on the way. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I made it a double.
Conditions - treadmill
Total run time - 30 minutes
Distance - 2.55
Pace - 11:45