Thursday, January 01, 2009

If I wake up.

I said I would run a 5k if I wake up. Having two teenagers, I didn't take into account that I would be up past 2 am. My daughter was at one party until 12:45. My son was at another until 1:30. I didn't get to sleep until after 2.

So sleeping in sounded like a better ideal.

I decided this would be a rest day. So, I only ran for 1.41 miles at a pace of 10:18. It's nice to run at this pace and feel like I'm not having to push it much. A month ago, that would not have been the case. I added to the workout by doing some yard work. I removed a bush last week pulling it out with my SUV. Cleaned up yard debris this week. I'm thinking about pouring some concrete next week. Did I tell you, I hate yardwork?

I've gotten at least 1 mile in each of the past seven days and I've run every day this year. :) Did I tell you I've run 33.7 miles this past 7 days?

Hope you all head a great new years day and got in a fun run of some sort.


lifestudent said...

Ha! I've ran every day this year too :) Whoohoo!

Jeff said...

Great week, Pat -- maybe you should upgrade to the PF Chang's full!

Greg said...

I hear you, Pat, yesterday was HARD to get out of bed. I had thought of doing a run before my hike, but ended up almost sleeping too long for the hike, hehe.

BTW, I realize my Garmin has the pace alarm, but I hate it. Whenever I'm around the right pace but hovering, it beeps so much it's like I'm playing a videogame.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Pat, you and I are tied for consecutive days run in 2009! Who will flinch first?

Katie said...

Removing a bush with your SUV? Now that's the way to do yardwork! :-)

Pat said...

greg, me too. I hate when it goes off every 3 seconds.

katie, I should have taken a picture.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I know where you are coming from. Our neighbor across the street had his band playing until 1:30am...loud! Take the sleep when you can get it.

SuperDave said...

I did the same on New Year's and backed out of my race due to lack of sleep. Whoa 33 miles in a week!