This morning at church, the pastor did a children’s sermon on taking care of pets (a tie in with the Jesus as our shepherd sermon). Both of my boys went up for it. When he asked for different ways that we take care of our pets, Jones was happy to provide an answer. He told the pastor about Pete throwing up (he’s done this his whole life and his nickname is Pukin’ Petey). So, the pastor said “so, when he throws up, you help by cleaning up, right?” Jones’ response: No, we couldn’t find it. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of laughter. The pastor tried to move on and talked about bringing pets in from the cold and taking them out for walks. Not to be topped by Jones, Shoo had to make sure the pastor knew Pete was an indoor cat. Then another little boy interrupted to tell the pastor he didn’t have a pet. Somehow, I don’t think he’ll be using this particular theme for the children’s sermon again. LOL
It’s a chilly, rainy day here today. I was planning a 5 mile run with three miles of varying length intervals. I ended up doing it on the treadmill, which actually worked well. I’m not sure I did it right LOL.
Mile 1: warm up at 9:30 pace.
Mile 2: .5 mile at 7:30 pace, .25 at 9:40ish, .25 at 7:30
Mile 3: .25 at 7:30, .25 at 9:40ish, .25 at 7:30, .25 at 9:40ish
Mile 4: .13 at 7:30, .12 at 9:40ish, .13 at 7:30, .17 at 9:40ish, .10 at 7:30, .15 at 9:40ish, .1o at 7:30
For the last 1.1 miles, I slowly worked my way down from the 7:30 pace to a 10 minute pace.
Overall, 5 miles in 43:54. It felt pretty good, even when I was doing the 7:30 pace.
My heel is bothering me right now. Oddly, it’s not a problem when running (maybe I’m actually doing a decent job with the forefoot strike). I think it’s from standing too much on our hardwood floors without shoes. I’m really bummed as I hate wearing shoes inside, but I’ve found it necessary this weekend. If it keeps up, I may actually have to get a pair of shoes that are my indoor shoes…