I had a goal of averaging under 9 minute miles. My first two miles were right on target (8:48, 8:50), but I decided to push myself for mile 3 since I didn’t plan to run the full 6. I ran one of my fastest miles ever – 8:18! At that point, I wasn’t sure if I was approaching the puke threshold from the speed or the hangover. I was definitely sweating out some vodka. I slowed down for the next bit and ended up running 3 more miles and making it the full six miles (8:45, 8:58, 8:52). Apparently drinking and running works for me. Maybe it’s the carbs?
I woke up this morning feeling like this:
We went to the Auction for Jones’ school last night. Since I’m a beer connoisseur (ok, maybe more of a beer snob), I wasn’t interested in drinking the beer that was available. The venue also didn’t allow red wine (my next favorite drink). So, I ended up drinking a lovely fruity drink with vodka. I hadn’t eaten much dinner as I planned to take full advantage of the yummy stuff available there. Somehow, that didn’t happen and the drinks went down too easily and I ended up, well, let’s just say I didn’t feel so great at church this morning.
The original plan was to do a 6 mile tempo run between church and lunch, but that was quickly changed to a plan of running a 6K easy run sometime in the afternoon. Finally, around 3:30 pm, I decided I was feeling good enough to run.
Thanks to RunningLaur for hosting the race. I never would have run today if I hadn’t HAD to.