Interstellar Adventures

July 12, 2005

I woke up in a crappy mood this morning…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 6:39 am

But, my friend Judy gave me a new rule. On my training days, even if I feel bad, I have to get up and run at least one mile. Then, if I’m still feeling bad, I can go home. But, I absolutely may not pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. So, at 4:25 am, I woke up, got up, got dressed and headed out to the track. Kids were fighting over who got to sleep in the back seat, and who had to go up to the front. I rolled down the windows, opened up the sunroof, and told them they could fight it out, just not to set off the car alarm while I was running.

After Sunday’s epic 14 mile run and hip pain, I was looking forward to an easy recovery run today. OK, well. It started off easy anyway. I ran 4 miles, 44 minutes, 11 min average total. Pushing through that first mile was the toughest. And then I suddenly started to feel better. I picked up my pace a little, and still felt pretty good. After two miles, I stopped briefly to grab a drink of water, then headed out for mile 3. After mile 3, I knew that I was posting negative splits for each mile, so, just out of curiosity, I pushed a little harder. I was well pleased! Then I stretched some. Off to go stretch some more and take a shower. My final breakdown for today’s run:

Mile 1: 12 minute mile
Mile 2: 11:11 minute mile
Mile 3: 10:49 minute mile
Mile 4: 10 minute mile

So, even though I woke up in a crappy mood, after bustin’ out negative splits for my run today, well, let’s just say I’m feelin’ pretty good. Tuesday is an ass-kickin’ day!

P.S. You know you have a sickness when you can remember your time for each mile…12:00, 23:11, 34:00, 44:00. Jeez…

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14 Comments »

  1. The first miles always the hardest, in my opinion. Good for you for not pulling the covers back over your head!

    Comment by abbynormal — July 12, 2005 @ 10:32 am |Reply

  2. I woke up in a crappy mood too but if I tried that I’d be in the ER.

    Good for you!

    Comment by MommaK — July 12, 2005 @ 11:18 am |Reply

  3. I hit the snooze button on two alarm clocks from 4:47am until 6:48 am, when I finally hauled myself out of bed. No time for the run this morning, but I usually institute the 1 mile rule too.

    Good for you for going 4 miles!

    Comment by Indigo — July 12, 2005 @ 12:37 pm |Reply

  4. Ugh! I hate when I wake up a cranky pants. I’m glad you feel better. I hope the rest of your day goes splendidly. 🙂

    Comment by Jolynn — July 12, 2005 @ 1:20 pm |Reply

  5. I wouldn’t like to have asked you if you had a great time right after!

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — July 12, 2005 @ 1:41 pm |Reply

  6. Oh! But I did have a great time! Once I ran that first mile and shook off the sleep and achiness, I knew I was having a good run. And when I can keep going, I can work my pace in my head based on my watch. When I was done, I knew I had finished that last mile in 10 flat. It felt like I’d won something!

    Comment by InterstellarLass — July 12, 2005 @ 1:44 pm |Reply

  7. Way to go, Lass! I wish I had your self-motivation.

    Comment by Bone — July 12, 2005 @ 2:23 pm |Reply

  8. I’m here to inspire! If I can do it, anyone can! Get out and run!

    Comment by InterstellarLass — July 12, 2005 @ 2:35 pm |Reply

  9. OH.MY.GOD. The thought, the mere thought! of running a mile (or 4!) wears me out. I don’t even know if I can walk a mile in my old age…

    Comment by Michele — July 12, 2005 @ 4:51 pm |Reply

  10. Nothing like the heat of a Texas morning to put the damper on a crappy mood. 😉

    Comment by FTS — July 12, 2005 @ 9:18 pm |Reply

  11. Is 4am the best time for a run????????????????
    How do you have time to sleep with the kiddies and all?
    Wish I had more umphh!
    But I am going to have a go at netball soon. Rolling back the years to being about 14 again.

    Comment by Goldiemowling — July 13, 2005 @ 2:37 am |Reply

  12. Have I told you lately that you are mad? 🙂 I mean I am all jealous and stuff because you can do this but I think you have to be a little bit crazy. I know because I am crazy…I am just going to sleep at 4 AM! Not for lack of trying, but that’s another story and it’s not about me here! ahahahaha. Great job, I’m so proud!

    Comment by Twist of Kate — July 13, 2005 @ 3:50 am |Reply

  13. It’s great that you exercise. I have been on a kick myself where I start each day by kayaking 2 miles,
    then I swim for about 20 minutes. It’s a great mood-adjuster.
    I Like your choice of design template for your blog.
    Phil

    Comment by :phil: — July 13, 2005 @ 9:32 am |Reply

  14. Hey girly- I’m playing with you today 😉

    Comment by MommaK — July 13, 2005 @ 10:19 am |Reply


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