I am in the process of finding my stride, or my running mojo if you will. I've started taking my running clothes to work with me every day so I have no excuse not to run as soon as I get off work. This has worked 9 out of 10 times.
I am obsessed with a park that is half way between work and home. I have no excuse to keep driving when I have my running shoes on and the pavement is calling my name. There are numerous trails to keep me from getting bored. I can run by a jet (I'll let The Best Man tell you what kind it is, I'm not sure), waterfalls, and horses depending on which turn I take. Best of all, I feel safe. I'm not running on the road or in an unsafe area. I've been working out 6 days a week all month and running 4 or 5 of those days. I'm trying to get in a base of 12-15 miles a week before I start training for the next race (TBD?).
Not only has the frequency of my running and my mileage increased, but so has my stride. I was running anywhere between 10 to 11 minute/miles (closer to 9 on the treadmill because it forces me to go faster). 3 out of my last four runs have been JUST under 9 minute/mile. I'm hoping I can keep this up as the weather begins to warm up.
PS. Happy Birthday, Queen TK, the coolest, wino, crazy cat lady, CI ever! :)
Have you ever been woken up by the sound of car alarm and just rolled over?
That's what I did this morning. Not 10 minutes later I heard a pounding on my door. I looked out the peep hole and saw a man with glasses. Tentatively I opened the door and kept the chain on...like that would help me some how.
"Ma'am, I'm sorry to wake you, but I'm afraid your car has been broken into."
"Do you have a maroon mazda."
"N0. I have a Nissan. Gold."
We then preceded to argue about whether or not this was my car.
Finally, I pointed out that the previous tennants never changed their address as I still get their mail. They live on the first floor of my building now. The officer went to wake up that couple.
I went to check my car as the officer had stated several cars had been broken into. It's fine. I will be cleaning it out this afternoon and parking under a light from now on.
Oh, and I'll be wearing cuter pajamas that match.
I hope everyone else had a better way to wake up this morning. Happy Monday!