I hope everyone had an enjoyable and yummy Easter- I definitely took advantage and relaxed! I didn’t feel so hot when I woke up @7am and took it as a sign that I needed a rest day. I went back to sleep for a few hours, got up and made breakfast, finished some reading for school and kicked back for a few hours. I had dinner and visited with both sides of my family in the afternoon and then vegged out again watching the Ford 70.3 championships. It really was a great way to spend the holiday :).
As for today, I am currently at school so this update will be quick. These next few weeks are going to be so hectic- school is killing me!!! I have three papers due in three weeks and as you can see, I am further perfecting my art of procrastination by writing this instead of the paper I came here to complete. The paper, which is only three pages (thankfully) is due Thursday…I have only two paragraphs complete. It seems no matter how hard I try to get ahead, I can never do my work in advance. UGH!!!
Moving on…last week is kind of a blur to tell you the truth- it was exhausting and spring break couldn’t have come at a better time! I was really proud of myself for getting in all my work-outs, thanks in large part to having off on Friday 🙂 I am less than 5 weeks away from my first half and finally I feel on track with my running. Each run is feeling better than the one before and I am 100% pain free!! Furthermore, my runs have been consistently better time-wise!
As for this week so far- busy busy. I did manage to get in a quick 2-mile run this morning and because I have been trying to assess my running, I decided to time myself at eight 1/4 mile intervals.
My times were as follows-
I know it was only for 2 miles but it was almost ALL negative splits AND 9:36 is my best 1-mile time since before I hurt myself!! The results are good great as far as time is concerned, but they point out once again what I already know- I need to learn to pace myself better! No matter what though, I am really happy with myself for making the best of a short run. I have come a long way and this is exactly the confidence boost I needed with the 10-miler and half-marathon on the horizon!!! I am really looking forward to my long run this week and hoping I can keep up this momentum!
Ok- enough with the procrastination…back to paper writing. May 7 CANNOT come fast enough!