Okay, a few running notes first...
Sunday I was way tired, but I went out for an early morning run. Some fog still clung to the grounds of Emma Willard where I run - it was that early and cool. (Aside, breakfast was being prepared somewhere n campus because the smell of bacon was almost overpowering. You know those cartoons where a character is lifted off the ground and follows the visible trail of a scent in the air? That was practically me.)
Anyhow, I set my Nike + iPod for a 2 mile run, thinking I'd be lucky to make it that far. Then a lovely thing happened and my iPod served up song after song to keep me going. I got to 2 miles and decided to keep running until a song I didn't really love running to came on. That didn't happen until the 2.75 mile mark. So I figured I'd keep going to do 5k. Then I realized I could make 4 miles if I wanted. I ended up running 4.19 miles, or two-thirds of a 10k!! This was huge for me because I've mentally committed to running the Nike + Human Race 10k on 31 August, but I had doubts about whether or not I could finish 10k. This run laid those doubts to rest.
Then I got to thinking...if I can double my distance ability from 5k to 10k, maybe I can double it again? 6.2 miles doubled isn't far from a half marathon. That thought freaked me out a wee bit. :)
I didn't run again until Friday when I did a 5k in the morning and then went to the track with Alex and Joe that evening. Joe wanted to run 2-3 miles, but I wanted to take it easy. Somehow taking it easy turned into an initial easy lap followed by 3 laps of seeing just how fast a mile I could turn in. 8:52 was the result!! whoooooo!
Tonight I ran another 5k - not my fastest time (~34 min) but I was pretty tired. It felt really good and I could have kept going but it was getting dark, so I figured it was best if headed home.
Post about running music coming soon...