Sunday, August 31, 2014

Running to beat the band

Friday morning I woke up and headed out the door.  My training for this 10K commenced on Friday morning. 
 I hadn't worked up a training plan yet.  I did that when I got to work on Friday.  I researched it because, hello....I've only got 5 weeks until this 10k.  I have to double my mileage and hopefully increase my speed over the next 5 weeks.  So I need a plan!

And a plan I created!  It calls for three runs and one walk a week...and two days of cross training. (ok, so zumba may not be exactly what they were talking about..but it's what I'm gonna do!)  Actually it was a four week plan that I tweaked for my purposes. I have sent this on to Paul and she is supposed to be doing the same plan with me.  Meanwhile, I also went on and actually paid for my registration for this 10k.  It's in Leesburg, VA on October 5th...raising money for the Wounded Warriors.

At first I panicked about the training schedule. One one hand I just cancelled my gym membership. So if it rains I'm up the creek.  YIKES.   And secondly, I have other obligations and desires that I have to work around.  I have made the commitment to get up super early to complete my runs if need be.  I am GOING TO DO THIS!  I will stick to the schedule.  What's a little sleep.  Satisfaction is more important, on so many different levels!  And being honest...I an get those runs in after work too. It's not the end of the world.

So this morning I got up.  I KNEW I had a three mile run on the schedule.  I dressed for it...and then procrastinated.  Afterall I had all day!  Well, almost all day.  Our refrigerator went belly up and the new one was to be delivered between 3 and 5 in the afternoon.  I didn't want to cut it too close so at 11 I headed out knowing it was 'now or never' and never was not an option.  I got myself laced up and walked out the door.  And....

Are you serious??????


Not a problem.  I went back in and threw my phone in a ziploc bag ...I call it my i-baggy  (I don't have a water proof case...but I may have to invest when I get my new phone).  I went out.  The drizzle stopped so I was fine anyway.

I got about 1.5 miles into run and my phone rang.  I didn't recognize the number but answered it.  It was the delivery guys letting me know that they would be at my house in 30 minutes.  Uhhhhhhhhhh   I had 1.5 miles to run to get to my car and then a short drive to get home.  I booked it.....well as much as a turtle slogging through peanut butter can book it!  And yes, I made it!!!!!!!  A little red in the face, but I made it!

And the guys came with the fridge shortly thereafter!  YAY!!!  A fridge that is not leaking!!!!!  And sadly, not many options for the space that was available to me.  Like model was the only one available to me for the width and height.....and yes, I was tempted to rip out the cabinets and wall to get a bigger fridge!!!!   :(   But it at least made shopping easy for me!  :-)
I waited until the fridge had proven it's cooling abilities to me (that it was working).  And then I headed to town to buy groceries.  I did make one stop on the way to the store.  And I did my brother proud.  I fixed a flat tire on a friend's bike.
Tomorrow is a cross train day. No running scheduled.  So maybe just maybe Todd and I will be able to get a bike ride in. (after I fix a flat on his bike of course.) However, the 'infernal pond project' may suck up our time.  We do have water in the ponds and it seems to be going well....we just have to haul more stones....and dig the line for the electrical stuff (for some reason I don't want extension cords running across my yard)