I'm happy I get to celebrate National Running Day, by actually running! I was hoping to run four miles last night after our ride home from Long Island, but traffic, a thunderstorm, and two kids needing dinner and baths kind of got in the way.
I was not in the mood to do anything today, like put the house back in order, grocery shop, visit the dry cleaners, Monday type stuff, not Hump Day stuff. But Mike called and said he was going to be home by four which meant I could get outside for a run! So after two iced coffees I threw on my Domestic Goddess hat and got to it, along with catching up on a bunch of blogs and a few other things. I have some giveaways and reviews coming up, and I need to post some recipes I've been tinkering with. I'm partnering up with CSN Stores again to do a review, if you haven't heard of them they have everything under the sun, from a sleeper sofa, to exercise equipment to cookware.
I felt like challenging myself today, and decided to do my four miles in under 40 minutes. So off I went in the heat (once again we skipped spring), with my ipod kickin' and G-Unit on my wrist and settled into a quick pace. I haven't been pushing myself as much as I should be, and there were moments when I felt it. After two miles I got one of those annoying cramps under my right shoulder blade, but I rotated my arm for a bit and it went away.
I had about 3/4 of a mile left when a car came along, and it was my friend Kelly! She yelled some words of encouragement, and I dug in for the rest of the run......ended with four miles in 37:30, with a 9:22 pace.....goal attained! For the heck of it, I looked at my time from the Shamrock Race, a four mile race I did in March. That time was 39:19, in 32 degree weather, today it's 80 degrees. I'd call that a PR!
Happy Running Day!