that's cuz mommy goed poop!
lol... do you like how I made that brown? click on it if you missed the background story.
In my last running update, I mentioned that I would be trying to run on Tuesday. Well, that didn't happen. It was slated to be a tempo run... which I usually like. But I just wasn't in the mood. Not like I always have to be in the mood to go running when I go running, but on Tuesday .... "oh, excuses, excuses, XL. you just suck and are lame and have no biz being on this planet"..."oh, shut up, you." yes, I talk to myself. I can't remember what happened.
I went on Thursday. Just a mellow 5.25. I ran 7 of my little 0.75-mile loopy-doos inside The Gate. It was all that... but we're skipping the side of chips ;-) Very consistent laps... only a 6-second spread between the fastest and the slowest not counting the one lap where I was messing with the iPod... gotta stop doing that... never again in a run for time like my 5K two weeks ago... but it is hard to run to anything by Flight of the Conchords and not bust up laughing, and it is hard to run to In My Father's Eyes without crying, and the seminar on How to Listen to and Appreciate Great Music just wasn't working for me, nor were the little French pronunciation mp3 downloads from the kids' school... you see? I had to search! It still was a very relaxed and relaxing pace right around 9:40 per mile.
Next up... 8 to 9 miles tomorrow. I'll be shooting for the 9 but knowing that, after nearly 2 weeks off, the 8 is probably more realistic. I am a realist. My husband is the optimist.
I know all you running readers doubt that I really run. And those pics from my last 5K were in the dark and I run at night when no one is looking so there is really no proof... I know that is what you're thinking. So here are some pictures of me running in the day a few long runs ago... maybe a month or so ago...
My biggest fans giving me the ol' high-five as I speed past...
Big G in typical fashion pissing me off trying to show me some "new" way to high-five...
that he invented as part of some mythological alien body language based on the last 40 bazillion books he has read
LOVE THAT KID!
Approaching the halfway/turnaround...
this is near that portapotty I was telling you about ;-)
And there's my sweet Q!
I have to stop for hugs!
how can I not?
Tomorrow I am hoping to share the new core workout of the century. I started it last week... in my own way... still waiting to see the results. But this routine... if you can do it... guaranteed to give you the core strength of... of.... the guy who is in the video!
I'll let y'all know how that big run tomorrow goes... now that I'm 'going' there shouldn't be any problems ;-)
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