I skipped out on my training Monday & Tuesday because I just felt so off. But not running didn't feel right either. So Wednesday morning I got up and ran a couple of miles before work. I'm not normally a morning runner, but I had a lot to do that evening and I didn't want to skip another day. Besides, I needed to break in my new shoes! Very comfortable!
Thursday was Josh's birthday. How is it possible that he's 25? How am I old enough to have a baby who's 25? He was 6 lbs. 14 oz. and 21 inches long when he was born. You could already see that he had red hair. So cute! Now he's over 6 feet tall. He wants to be a wilderness guide, and he spent most of his birthday money on camping gear.
Since Josh's birthday extravaganza was Thursday evening, I again got up and ran in the morning, 3 miles this time. I'm starting to see the appeal of morning running. I feel the power and energy from my run stay with me all day. It's different than those evening runs that discharge all the stress I've built up. Maybe I'll just start doing both, on days when I have time anyway.
Friday I did it again: 5 morning miles this time. It was foggy and looked like fall, but still felt humid like summer. The only problem I see with morning runs is that it will be hard to vary my route enough to keep from getting bored. I don't want to drive somewhere else to run, then have to come back home & get ready for work. That will all take up too much time. But there are only so many ways I can loop around my neighborhood.
Breakfast was a big bowl of oatmeal made with milk, chia seeds and peanut butter, and a cup of coffee. Lots of water through the day, but stopping at least 90 minutes before time to run. Lunch was a small salad and some lobster mac & cheese leftover from Josh's birthday extravaganza. This was a new recipe that turned out really good. I used artificial lobster meat, but the good Amish cheese. And of course I left out the onion and chives since it was for Josh. Still very yummy!
Total weekly miles: 31.7
Total training miles to date: 229.35
This Saturday: the Indy Women's Half! I always look forward to this race, because I know so many of my friends will be there. There are a lot of nice touches to this race, too. Roses, soldiers giving us our medals, mimosas.... I'm the 3 Hour Pacer, so I'm not going for a PR but maybe I'll be helping a few people reach one, which will be even more fun.