Ten mile run on the treadmill….turns out to be an awesome run!!!
I fully expected it to suck, especially when I grabbed my fancy new fully charged iPod and it didn’t work. Crap!!! Oh well, I will just grab my Sansa Clip thing-a-ma-bob…dead!!! F***!!! What the heck was I gonna do??? Then a light when on….I can use my iPad and connect my headphones to it! Great idea, except for it was nearly dead too. Good thing I am married to a gadget guy and we happen to have a 5 foot charger:)! (cord)
Off to pick up Shari! I am 10 minutes late, but with a valid excuse this time;). 10 dreaded miles on the treadmill…here we come!
I found the treadmill with a power outlet behind it so I could plug in my super duper long cord and placed my iPad in perfect view, plugged in my headphones, and this was actually turning out to be a sweet setup. Even if I did look like a weirdo, all the more entertaining!
I finally started my warmup mile…walking. A half mile in and I began a slow run (6.0) to mile one. I continued that pace for another mile or so and settled into my 7.0 (8:34 pace). I, shockingly, held this steady pace until mile 7! I was very pleased with my discipline;). I made a deal with myself, that if I felt good at that point, which I did…then I would attempt to run the next two at 8.0 (7:30) pace. Well, I felt great! So I ran the next two miles, strong, steady and fairly quick:)!
I finished my 10 mile run with an easy 6.0 pace for the last mile. I was truly happy. Isn’t it ironic how sometimes our most dreaded runs turn out to be our best runs??? Yet another metaphor for life !