- Today I ran 10 wonderful miles. Too bad my actual distance was 11 miles. I planned to do 10-12 miles at an easy pace on a really hilly route. Physically, it’s a very challenging route with constant ups and downs. Mentally, I like it because it’s an out and back and has some nice landmarks that help break it up. 8 of my miles fell between 9:50 and 10:06, which was right were I was trying to be. Pretty amazing, considering the hills. My fastest mile was a 9:28, where I sprinted to make a light. My slowest in the first 10 was 10:18, where I hit a couple of red lights. Then I hit mile 11. My body just stopped. My quads were screaming, I was tired and hot, my water bottle was near empty. I was just done. I managed to finish it in 11:02, but if I hadn’t needed to do that mile in order to get home, I would have probably not done it.
- I ran with the new sunglasses again today. I think almost everyone recommended the Hex in black and, indeed, that’s the pair I had chosen. I really wanted to love the Hex in the purple but I have to admit, I’m not really a brightly colored accessory kind of girl. Despite sweat rolling down my face, the sunglasses did great. I’ll write a longer review this weekend.*
- I am participating in Amanda’s newest challenge, the “3 Changes Challenge“. I’ve been feeling a bit stuck in a rut, so I’m hoping this will get me out of that. My changes are:
1. ) Start drinking a glass of water with every meal, plus a couple in between. I never drink enough water and as we approach summer, I really need to work on this. I figure if I drink a 12 oz glass of water with each meal, I’ve already hit 36 oz for the day. It shouldn’t be too hard to get from there to 64.