|Date:||7/16/2009 6:00 AM|
|Course:||To Sophia’s House|
|Pace:||11:41 / mile|
|Shoe:||Mizuno Alchemy Lime|
VO2 Max: 25.4
Today, Kim had strep throat, so I had to go out by myself. I started at 6…took forever to get going…At Mile 2, I stopped, but then I just started pounding the pavement. Mile 4 was over the Fulton Overpass, and it’s a LONG decline, so I didn’t want to stop there. I just kept running.
I kept running right to Sophia’s door. We had Week 4, Day 2 of Couch to 5K to complete today. She came outside, and we started our walk. Today she had to run 3-5-3-5 with breaks in between. She was barely moving, and I had to run around behind her to get her going. On the first 5 minute run, she started crying. Her arches hurt, her incision from surgery hurt. I just kept saying…keep running. She had a tough 3…then on the last 5, I knew she wouldn’t do it. I held her hand, and we ran 3 minutes of it together. She stopped crying.
I was excited for her. Fist bumps, hugging. She has now puked AND cried…which in my mind, makes her a runner. I tricked her, and didn’t loop, so I made her walk ALL the way home. She texted me when she got in.
The boys and I had breakfast in the spa, they swam, I read my magazine, we watered the plants and played with the dogs. At this writing, I’m waiting to secure a bib for the Wine Country Half Marathon this morning. I talked with CharlieBob about the training if I do it this weekend. I asked him about my walk breaks, and his response was that I need to do them, and BRISKLY walk through, so I can finish strong. At the end of our conversation, he says “You’re going to shatter that PR this weekend”…I hope I can go!! I will be looking around for a Half anyway, because I’m in race mindset.
Life is good.
PS-Princess is home, and fine!! Thanks for the support!