Monday, November 17, 2014

It's All Single Digits From Here

Well, I would say "happy Monday" but I'm totally crabby today. I was woken up by my 5 year old at 4:30 this morning, which wasn't a great start. Plus, the weather has a major affect on my mood, and it was gray and rainy when I got up. Boo. And it got progressively colder all day. Double boo.

In happier news, I completed my last double-digit run on my training plan this weekend!

One of the only things I managed to photograph this weekend - my delicious cherry/vanilla/banana protein smoothie!
I ended up running later in the day on Saturday due to the cold weather. I wasn't tough enough for 28 degrees at 5 am, but 45 degrees at 3:20 pm was totally doable. Hubby had to leave for work at 6:45 am, and I pretty much walked out the door as soon as he got home to get it over and done with.

My splits were all over the place throughout my run, ranging from 9:45 to 8:44, with first mile being the slowest and last mile being the fastest. It wasn't exactly the time that I hoped for, but I can't complain.

I'm now just a week and a half from race day, and it's all single digit runs between now and then. I don't think I'll beat (or even match) my PR from last year's race of 1:59:08, but I think I can come in somewhere between 2:00:00 and 2:02:00. Pretty sure I hit the peak of my running career last year...

Scenes from last year's Atlanta Half Marathon
Hubby has to work tomorrow night, which means I'm taking 2 days in a row off from running, and running Wednesday and Thursday instead. And truthfully, my calves and my shins are in desperate need of a break! And some ice...

Off to bed - hoping neither kid decides to wake me up from a dead sleep 30 minutes before my alarm again... Grrr.

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