From the time I got home from work I did not feel like going for a run. This was the series of events from the time I got home: I helped the kids clean up their messes, we sat down and had family dinner, we picked up clothing donations for the high school, went to my oldest son’s basketball game, kids showered for bed, read our nightly bible story, said our prayers, our two boys fell asleep, and then it was finally time to get out for my run.
Can you see why I had no desire to get out and run lol? The plan was to knock out a warm up mile with Buster, drop him back off, and then knock out another 3 miles. So I laced up the shoes, lashed Buster around my waist, and headed out with very little motivation. Well I sure am glad that I went out for the run!!
We ended up running .86 with a long stop at our park so Buster could do his business. Dropped him off then headed back out to finish the rest of my run. My legs were still tight from Monday so I was trying to keep a moderate pace. I clicked off the first mile at 8:24 and my stride felt really smooth and effortless. I tried to keep the same smooth stride throughout the second mile and ended up clicking off the second mile at 8:21. Against all my better judgment, all I could think about was “Let’s go after another negative split, I’ll be able to blog all about it tomorrow.” So I ended up clicking off the third mile at 7:38 pace. BOOM, negative split!!
I know I should have looked at this run as a recovery run as I continue to get back in shape, BUT my legs felt great right? If I’m running on feel than I made the right decision didn’t I? Regardless, my legs are pretty tight today but I feel amazing after last night’s run. Keeping this week going as I’ve now successfully completed two of my planned runs this week. We will see what happens on Friday lol.
So for Big News Part 1…….Drum roll please!!!
I was reading over at Why Mom Runs on Tuesday and Cheryl posted about the I Run 4 non-profit group. This group pairs runners with buddies who have special needs and cannot run for themselves. Runners dedicate their miles to their buddy and in the process build a relationship with the buddy and family. As soon as I read about this, I went through the process of signing up and got accepted into the group yesterday. I AM STOKED!! Now I will have to keep you updated on when I get matched with my buddy because Cheryl was on the wait list for 5 months before she was matched with her buddy. Now that I have been accepted into the group, I can see on Facebook all the other runners posting for their buddies. It is truly inspiring to see the special relationships that are being built. I can’t wait to be matched and encourage all my running pals to take a look at the website.
Look for more big news in the coming days, the family and I have two big plans coming up that will provide some great running adventures!!
When was the last time you broke away from your plan because your legs felt amazing? Are you strict about following your plan or allow flexibility based on life’s events?