So last night I had a sweet and sour night. First and most disappointing, my son John finally realized that training for a half marathon during football season and school probably wasn’t a good idea. He told me he can’t do it but I already knew that. I was just hoping that he would do it anyway and I was looking forward to running with him. Bummer but maybe in the Spring we can do one. I don’t think it will be a matter of if but when.
So anyway, I invited a co-worker to run with me because running alone gets lonely and I thought perhaps I could inspire her to like running. She’s not there yet but maybe I made a little difference in her choice to run. Who knows. Anyway, we ran my regular 3 mile loop. She has asthma and I could hear her wheezing trying to breathe. We stopped a few times because I told her we would go at her pace and stop when she needed to and we did. I think she got a good workout because she was ready for bed when she got home. I on the other hand made stuffed peppers and needed to get rid of the energy in me so I went back out for another 3 mile run. It was getting to be dusk but by no means there yet but I must have had going quickly on my mind because I beat every pace I’ve ever run barring one but that was because I ran mad. Mad running isn’t good for you but can have amazing results! My Garmin clued me in each mile that I was doing very well but I only really believe it when I get home and plug it into the computer to see the actual and final splits. Well there they are right there. 3 miles of sub 9! I realize it was only 3 miles but holy Hell mile 3 was sub 8!!!! I was cooking with gas baby! haahaha who would have ever thought that these short Ukranian legs could do a sub 8 mile. Ok, so it isn’t an entire half marathon at that pace but for now it will do. I think every once in a while every runner should have one of these surprising PR’s to make all the average and crappy runs worth it. So for whatever the reason, I ran well last night. Maybe I need a warm up run more often. Who knows but it’s all good today!