Today started out pretty well for me! Monday’s are always weird because I get to bed at a reasonable time on Sundays, so I wake up pretty early Monday… and without school, I have nothing to do. Today, I felt particularly motivated, so I did some cleaning, called the apartment people about our clogged sink, and then headed out to run some errands. I got back around one and the maintenance guy still hadn’t come yet. I figured he’d be there by then, so I was surprised to come home to an empty house. It was a pretty big bummer because I didn’t want to be in the shower when he showed up, but I also wanted to shower before I had to leave for work (3:45ish). Unfortunately, he came at about 1:30, and it took him FOREVER. He was still there when I left. Then, Jared called me tonight after my dinner break to say the overnight maintenance man came to check on the progress and he said that the morning guy screwed a bunch of stuff up. SO ANNOYING.
So, I ended up going to work without showering. Ick. But, better news is that I did my run tonight and it went pretty well! I felt good, I worked hard, and afterwards I felt like it was MUCH better than last week. Last week there were a couple days I felt like I would DIE before I hit 30 minutes. Today, the hardest part was the first 10 minutes. After that, I mostly tuned out and just kept running and thinking. I’ve found my best runs are when I’m totally tuned out to the world and I’m just in my head.
This was a “PR” best time for me. 13:01 is really good! Especially since last week I felt like I couldn’t finish at all. Plus, check out those negative splits 😉 I love seeing that my pace picks up as I go. I think its because the first 10 minutes are so sucky haha.