Gotta have more Cowbell…….
Want to know what i hate? With a passion? When i have to call customer service or tech support and i get the recorded message asking me what i am calling about or who i am calling and you have to shout into the phone to the recorded person so that the recorded person can then place you on hold and then after about 30 min of listening to horrible music you finally get connected to a “real” person, only to have your cell phone die!!! Has this happened to anyone? It happens to me EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!!
With that said, lets talk running! I’ve been really thinking a lot lately about how i approach things. Sometimes, i am so damn negative and i don’t know why. My life is not so bad. I have my health and food on the table. I have family and friends who care about me. I have 2 ipods and Paash! I have Mac Book named Aspire by the way! I have the ability to think and laugh and read and write. I have lots of things don’t I?
But, what about the things i don’t have? What about confidence and self esteem? This is where i falter! And when i say confidence, i mean confidence in my running. I want so badly to just go out and run and not care about time. But, i can’t. I don’t care if i only run for 5 min, i have to know the exact time and distance. Sometimes, this distracts me from what is really important. Just to run. To take it all in. To love it and continue to love it day in and day out!!
I get A LOT of support here. I do. It keeps me going. Motivates me. This is another thing i have! I have support. I happen to think runners are the nicest, funniest, kindest people on earth! A rare breed. We can make fun of ourselves. Remember my sweating breasts??? I do!
The last two days i ran a little over 5 miles. I very much wanted to run more, but the mugginess and high humidity wore me out. I am not good in heat. I guess you can say i am in heat. YIKES! Literally. I also ran alone the last 2 days. Oh of course with Paash and ipod, but not with another human. This is good because i can set my own pace and i like that.
|MILE||PACE (MIN/MILE)||SPEED (MPH)||ELEVATION
|ACTUAL||+/- AVG||ACTUAL||+/- AVG|
|1||10′ 07||-0′ 04||5.9||+0.0||0 ft|
|2||10′ 10||-0′ 01||5.9||+0.0||0 ft|
|3||10′ 05||-0′ 06||6.0||+0.1||0 ft|
|4||9′ 56||-0′ 15||6.0||+0.1||+3 ft|
|5||12′ 45||+2′ 34||4.7||-1.2||-3 ft|
|end||10′ 42||+0′ 31||5.6||-0.3||+3 ft|
|Versus average of 10′ 11 min/mile: Slower Faster|
|Location:||Breezy Point, NJ|
|Elevation Avg:||5 ft|
|Total Uphill:||+42 ft|
|Total Downhill:||-39 ft|
|Elevation Net:||+3 ft|
|Date:||09/14/08 07:33 AM|
|Pace:||10′ 11 min/mile|
Here is a great fast tasty treat: