Sunday, March 11, 2012

A lonely run in the rain

I spent the night in Avalon last night. Normally on Sunday mornings a big group of my friends go out and run. We had planned on meeting at 8am. Well when I woke up Amber didn't want to go because it was raining and because she still had to pack for a work trip. Becky and Leslie still planned on going as far as I knew. So I hopped in my car and drove over to the park and sat there. No one showed up. :( Later I found out that the rain was what scared them off too.

I must say that when no one was there I really just wanted to turn around and go home. I am really spoiled in the fact that I haven't worked out by myself for as long as I can remember. I am so blessed to have great friends and a great team. If I had to do it by myself everyday I would never be where I am today. Today was hard. I thought alot about the post on the right that says, "It will be hard... It requires dedication... It requires willpower." I think it was good practice for the IM because I will be all alone then. :( Thinking about being alone for 140.6 miles is not a good thought. :( I also didn't have my ipod. Boo. So instead I had the song "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkston playing in my head over and over. Well I really just had this verse playing.... "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, live a little longer, stand a little taller...." I discovered today that I need to learn more words to songs. Haha. Listening to only one verse in your head isn't enough to get you through. I'll have to work on that for IM. Maybe have a whole play list... because 1 song for that long is going to get OLD.

Today's workout: run in zone 2
7.07 miles
Time: 1:14
Avg HR: 154
Pace: 10:29/mile (It's almost hard to go this slow. I find myself constantly telling myself to slow down.)
Calories burnt: 724


  1. Sorry, buddy. I didn't think anyone would go. I did my run at 4pm.

    Plus, had I gone to the run, we would have only chatted for the beginning before you would have had to speed up to MOCK 2.

  2. Haha. You're funny. :) missed you! See ya this week. :)

  3. Haha. You're funny. :) missed you! See ya this week. :)