Boo, Sunday night! It always gets here way too quickly. I had a busy day. Jason and I took advantage of the nice weather and took Murphy to the dog park.
It’s pretty hard to take good pictures of dogs in action! There was another dog there that looked exactly like Murphy and I kept accidently taking pictures of him instead. This really is Murphy though.
Proud doggie parents.
All morning, I was dreading my ten mile run. I think I was even dreading it in my sleep. My legs have felt really heavy the past few days and the thought of running ten miles in hilly Atlanta was not a pleasant one. So, I decided to go to the Silver Comet Trail. I normally don’t like to run the trail by myself because several years ago, someone got killed there, but I knew that since it was the first Spring like day, there would be tons of people there. I was right; it was very crowded. I probably should get some mace or something. I do run with my phone. I don’t know if that would help if something actually were to happen, but I guess it’s not a bad thing. Do you run on trails alone? Do you take mace?
The first mile of the run was fine but after that, I started to feel kind of queasy. I’d eaten lunch (an Arnold’s Thin with cheese and some veggies) about an hour and fifteen minutes before the run and I guess it was too close. The first five miles sucked. My stomach was bothering me and I had to take a lot of walk breaks.
After the halfway point, I started to feel better and I even took a GU. The GU gave me instant energy and I felt great for the next two or three miles. The last mile was a struggle. It always is. It’s like the end is so close but so far away. I ran 10 miles in 1:48:14 which averages to a 10:49 minute mile. That’s decent considering there were a lot of small walk breaks. Here are my mile splits:
1 – 10:25
2 – 10:40
3 – 11:30
4 – 11:49
5 – 10:55
6 – 11:52
7 – 9:53
8 – 9:50
9 – 10:17
10 – 10:56
I am running a 10K on this trail next weekend. If I can mimic the times of miles 7 and 8, I can PR. I think my 10K PR (this race) is something like 1:00 and change. I would love to run a sub-hour 10K. I won’t eat a big meal beforehand!
If you’re my friend on facebook, you probably saw that when I got home, I drank a shitload of Horizon Chocolate Milk that I won in a contest. If you’re not my friend on facebook, want to be? After drinking roughly 500 calories of thick chocolate milk, I am quite full and don’t see dinner happening anytime soon (I also had a Luna bar). I am going to go to the store and get some groceries. I can’t decide if I should do Trader Joe’s or Kroger/Publix.
So, out of my six lies and one truth, which was the truth? Only one person got it! I showed this to Jason and he said, “Are you sure you want to admit this?”
Ignore the messy bed. To my credit, I don’t refer to it as a blankie, but I do like to sleep with this certain blanket. This was actually a comforter at one point. I got it when I was eight years old and my mother told me not to because I would think it was babyish in a few years. HA, I showed her. Over the years, it somehow shrunk a lot (Murphy had something to do with that – he liked to pull the fuzz off it). I just like the way it feels against my face. I don’t know why! I sleep with a child’s blanket and I am not afraid to admit it!
I have been to several Phish shows but I didn’t follow them around the country. All the other ones were completely made up!