A few short months ago I seemed to be hitting a really good stride, most of my runs felt pretty good and I was getting speedier...then all of a sudden boom. No real big diet or supplement changes to speak of.
The stress in my life has increased the past few months because of a tense situation at work and I am person who doesn't do well in those circumstances. I don't want to babble, but I will say I am working at a crazy pace everyday and I feel that's what is affecting me the most.
My other issue is I have a bunch of rescue animals I love dearly but they are getting older and starting to make big messes and I spend the rest of my energy trying to keep my house together.
Sunday I got out and ran 9.3 miles. I have a 10K March 29th and a 15K April 12th so I need to stay conditioned for both.
Sunday was kind of my typical run lately - I wanted to get a few fast miles in and I just couldn't sustain a speedier pace at all.
10:10, 9:59, 9:23, 10:15, 10:13, 10:01, 9:36, 10:03, 9:52 and .31 in 2:44
Every time I tried to pick it up I could feel the drain, but overall it was a decent long run. 1:32:17
Sunday one of my cats kept me up most of the night. He was not feeling well at all. My hubby took him to the vet Monday afternoon. Antibiotics and a shot for pain helped him on his path to recovery.
|BooBoo got bit by something|
|Poor sweet boy - but the meds are helping already|
|Otto - I love him dearly but he is a very moody soul|
I left the house and just kept thinking push. I felt like I was releasing all the yuck stuff from today.
I ended with a PR and honestly I had to look several times because I could hardly believe what I was seeing. I am still questioning if my Garmin broke. I have never ever ever been able able to string together 9:00 mi ever....weird. Usually stress drains me but today somehow it fueled my feet.
9:36, 8:55, 8:56, 9:20, 8:46, 9:00 and .25 in 2:15
If only I could figure out how this happened. I'll never reproduce it so I had to share it lol
|VA weather weirdness lol - last week snow and today I needed shorts. It felt delightful. |
The front of my house doesn't get enough sun so I am the only one left with a patch of snow on a 60 degree day.
|Ran in Altra Torin's tonight|