Yesterday was my scheduled long run, the last one before the Monument Ave. 10k next week. The skies were cloudy, and it threatened to rain, but I went out anyway. I was drizzled on a bit, but it didn't really pour until about 10 minutes after I got back. Here are the results:
|I'm terrible at adding maps to the blog, but this basically says that I ran 10.11 km in 1:08:17, shaving a minute off my 10k time from last week. Woot!|
After recharging over noodles, we went to the grocery store. Then we came home, and while Hans helped our neighbor install some flooring, I bathed all the dogs. Afterward, as the dogs dried off, I tidied up a bit, and Hans started making dessert to go with our dinner (chocolate mousse can sometimes take a while). At 3:15 I gathered my things and headed off for a 4:00 appointment.
I was home by 6:15, and at 7:00 the neighbors came over to join us for a tasty fondue dinner (sooooo yummy). At 8:30 we headed back over to the neighbors' house so their two year old could play with his toys. We didn't return until 11:00 pm (much later than planned), and there were still dishes to wash. I briefly considered leaving the dishes for the morning, but I knew that would drive me nuts, so washed they were. Hans and I were in bed by midnight.
That was a long, fun, exhausting day, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The most amazing thing is that I'm completely functional today too. Yes, I slept in an extra hour. Yes, I plan on taking it kind of easy today. Still, I'm much better than what I used to be after days like that. First of all, I made it through yesterday, and that's kind of surprising. Second, at no point did I become cranky yesterday. I felt tired, but not irritable. Third, I do have some lightly active things planned for today, and I'm still looking forward to them. I have to say, life is kind of amazing once you actually start living it.
All that said, my Monument Ave 10K is next Saturday. I now know for a fact that I can reach my original goal, so now I'm just trying to go faster. I'm really excited, and only a little nervous. If anyone would like to track my progress, you can sign up for email or text message updates during the race here. Wish me luck!