Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wednesday Run

Wow what a great run last night. I met Brenda and Rock at Michele's house, honestly most of the day I was dreading the run because it was so damn cold and WINDY!! I bundled up really well, I had on two layers on the bottom and three on top. I also had on an ear band around my head and around my neck plus a light weight fleece scarf. Cheryl and Kim would have been proud!! LOL Well wouldn't you know when I got to Michele's house the wind had died down... THANK GOODNESS!!!
It was still cold 32 when we started and I was thankful for all those layers for about 10 minutes and then I started feeling nauseous and had to start peeling stuff off. Oh I also had on some really thick fleece gloves, now I know better than to wear something so warm on my hands. It is weird my hands are usually the first place to get hot and when my hands are hot I am miserable luckily gloves are an easy thing to take off and these had hooks so I could loop them around my spi belt.

I think we were about 2 miles into the run when my phone rang, we had been expecting Kelly and Robert to join us but neither of them met us. Kelly was calling to tell me she got hung up at work and wouldn't be able to run with us :( Actually when the phone first rang I couldnt' get to it and i called her back, we assumed that she was at Michele's house so we were going to change our route so we could meet her, but that wasn't the case. It is really hard to talk on the phone and run!! Especially when you are running with the fast girls!!
I have to admit there were times during the run when I thought I don't know if I am going to make it.... but I just kept those feelings to myself and concentrated on keeping up with the others.
This was the first time I have actually run with Rock, sure I see her during the beginning of group runs but this was the first time we ran the whole time together. Of course this was a very easy run for her so we let her do most of the talking.
Pretty much soon after we started running I knew I needed the little girls room. We ran by Suzanne's house but it was dark so we didn't stop, it wasn't terrible and I probably could have made it the whole run, but in the new subdivision we found there is a lot of new construction and lo and behold there was a port -a- pottie. Luckily Rock needed to go too.. I let her test it out first!! LOL It really wasnt' that bad, or maybe it was just because it was dark. It was such a relief to be able to get that over with. I guess I didn't realize how much all that pee was weighing me down becaue after that I felt much better.
We normally run 8 miles on Wednesday nights, but we had decided ahead of time to make it 7... I was so glad too!!!
I don't have my splits with me here at work but I know we ran 7.01 miles in 1:09 which on my Garmin avg out to a 9:53 pace. Brenda had 9:45 pace which I think is what our real running pace was. When we stopped to use the port a pottie I didn't stop my Garmin right away.
I was beyond thrilled with with those numbers!!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

WOW - I'm glad you went, you're much stronger than I am! And what a great pace, I might keep that up for about, oh I don't know, 1 mile, LOL. See you tonight!