Oh MY, my runs this week have been something else.
Thursday was supposed to be a 6 mile tempo run. I’m really good at doing the warm up & the first mile, after that it’s anyone’s guess what will happen.
Yesterday the smoke in the air was awful. My lungs were not happy. I know I can maintain a 7:XX pace for 4 miles, but it wasn’t happening yesterday.
Fire in Jacksonville blowing smoke all over the state. Isn’t that delightful?
I had to stop a few times on my run to catch my breath. Even slowing down my pace didn’t help, I had to stop, bend over, and catch my breath. It was really rather pathetic.
My iPod was also dead, so that made my run even more fun; hearing myself struggle to breath, and listening to my heart beat so hard it wanted to jump out of my chest. yah. fun times.
I’m so over this week. I really hope Saturday’s 10 miler is more successful. I have plans to run a nice and strong pace – Let’s hope the wind quits blowing, and the smoke goes away.
Gotta be mentally tough. That’s what I need to work on this summer. Not everyone run, or every week is going to be a fun and successful week. That doesn’t mean I’m not capable – just having an off week (I hope).
And now, because I’ve been such a whiney peach all week: I’ll leave you with a few things that made me laugh:
Lookin’ at you snowbird.
Have you seen this tumblr : Texts from Hilary
I’m not a Hilary Clinton fan, but this site had me laughing for a couple of minutes – check it out, it’s pretty funny.