Pre-workout fuel: Luna Chocolate Cherry Almond Protein Bar
Workout: Ran 5.52 miles in 48 minutes, 50 seconds; average pace, 8:50.
1. It could be Jackie Warner's tough workouts or the fact that I had zero to nill recovery after the W.O.O.F. but today was an absolute slug fest. My legs felt tired, and I felt slow. About the halfway point, when I had to stop for a traffic light, I just decided that it didn't matter how fast I ran. Does anyone really care? Do you care if I run at an 8:30 pace or an 8:50? Do you like me less? I'm guessin' (and hopin') that the answer is no.
The funny thing is, though, once I "released" myself, I ran faster. I ran the definition of negative splits today. Go figure!
2. Even though I didn't lurve this run I did lurve that I had a running buddy. Mark! He didn't have school today (that sissy) because it is Veterans Day. He asked me last night what "our" workout was and agreed to be ready 7 a.m. for 5 miles. Pretty awesome.
3. On a completely non-running note, it's not even Thanksgiving and my hands already rival the coat of a Komodo dragon. Dry. Cracked. Gross. The spot under my wedding bands is peeling, and I really don't want have to do what I did last year. Oh, what was that, you ask. I had to take 'em off and pretend I was a single girl. Any tips for dry skin?