So Far A Pretty Nice Week...
On Sunday night I had a pretty bad headache, so I went ahead and called in to my boss and let him know I was going to take a vacation day the next day to rest up. Well, the great thing was that Monday I woke up feeling great; my headache was gone! I had a few arrands to run around lunch time, so instead of getting my car keys I got my bike out!! It was a little chilly out, and even spitting rain a little, but it was fun anyway. Gardner is a small town, so to get everywhere I needed to go I only covered a total of 5.41 miles, but that is more exercise than I would have gotten driving in my car, so it was nice! I got some funny looks at the Subway when I pulled up to the door on my bike and proped it up rather than pulling a car into the parking lot!! Monday evening my wife & I were set to meet up with some friends from our running club, but it was cold and rainy and none of them came. I decided that since Tuesday was set to be a non-running day I'd skip my Monday evening run and do it Tues morning. So Kristy & I went to Chili's instead and I had a nice, healthy dinner (I absolutely love their grilled salmon).
I got up at 5:40 Tuesday morning and went for a cold 3.48 miles in 35:51 (avg 10:18). It wasn't a bad run, I struggle to keep my pace in the cold, so I'm not excited about winter. I picked the wrong route to take, I'm not sure why I always seem to forget that running on the path down Center Street is basically like running in a wind tunnel, but I do! I had a cold wind the entire way, no fun for me! I felt great all day, and I had more energy throughout the day, so hopefully I can stick to working out before work like I used to, I don't know why I stopped.
It's going to be a difficult weekend mentally since I don't get a real long run, just 5 miles Saturday and 10 on Sunday. But I feel strong and ready for the Blue Springs 50k. I'm not going to lie, I'm nervous as hell, but I'm confident. I think getting used to being up early again and getting in the additional functional workouts will help me a lot.