If you are my facebook friend (for-real, friend me) you already know that I had my best run ever today. Heck yeah, I ran 3 miles in under 30 minutes (barely), finally!!! I wasn’t even planning on going fast, I was really going to just stretch my legs after taking two days off. I took a new route today, left the house and just went for it. I didn’t have music because my ipod was dead. Usually I would stay home and wait for it to charge but I was meeting a friend for coffee and needed to get going. I swear I LOVE listening to music, I am excited for it. Results show that I actually run faster without it. I am going to have to make some changes. Maybe just use music on my long runs from now on?
Back to my fabulous run. I hit the first mile and when I went to press lap on my Garmin I realized that it only took me 10:38, which if you EVER read this blog you know my first mile is ALWAYS over 12. It felt good too, I didn’t feel like I was really pushing hard. So I picked it up of the second mile, and can you believe it I ran a 9:53. I was over the moon, but figured I didn’t have much more so I would slow down on the last mile. After about .10 in I realized that I could do it and decided to push as hard as I could. I was breathing super hard and probably couldn’t have said more than three words, but I ran the third mile in 9:22. Crazy, right? Needless to say this might have been my best run ever.
It probably went like this because I was music-less, and it probably helped that the race was finished. I have been so worried about running the 7 miles it was consuming me. I wasn’t sure I couldn’t do it without walk, and that I would let my SIL down (I hope I didn’t). It might also have something to do with the fact that I signed up for a half marathon the end of May. I would love to sub 2:00 (years ago I ran 2:06 (and hurt myself)) though I do not think it is possible by May. I have not had to best races, I will get into that another day.
I have also started to do something I never really do, or stick to if I do. Counting my calories, I don’t enjoy this but I have to do SOMETHING about my eating. The worst part is realizing how many calories I actually consume daily. I like to live in denial and counting my calories makes it really hard to do that. Wish me luck……