Wednesday, September 15, 2010

That commercial ran through my head

Good thing I posted that commercial the other day. Because tonight after I got done working? I totally wanted to bail on my run.

I was tired. Election nights in the newsroom will do that to you. Not only are you waiting for results, but then there's the post-deadline trip to the local watering hole for some adult beverages. And last night? Let's just say I was up way passed my bedtime. And once in bed? Couldn't sleep for the life of me.

I had a headache. Probably due to little sleep.

I just wanted to come home, throw on some sweats and curl up in my recliner.

But I knew I had to run. The Fox Cities Half Marathon is in five days. And I wanted to get at least one more decent run in this week. Since it didn't get done Tuesday morning before I headed in to work (my stomach was angry with me), I knew I had to do it tonight. So I forced myself to go over to the YMCA and spend some time on the treadmill. Ideally I would have run outside, but it was windy, cold, starting to get dark and looked like it was going to start raining at any moment. So indoors it was.

And while the first mile sucked, once I got into the zone, it actually felt good. I finished 5.5 miles and felt pretty good. I might try to sneak in a really short run Thursday, but chances are, tonight's run will be my last run before the half marathon on Sunday.

Now it's time to rest up, eat some pasta, figure out a race plan and get ready for race day.


Marlene said...

Hitting the gym after a long day at work is not easy... well done! Good luck getting ready for the race! MMM, Pasta!

teacherwoman said...

Ironic! I had that commercial going through my head last night when I was running on the treadmill...and i did 5.5 miles too! weird!

Nice work, girl! And thanks for the motivation!

Jess said...

Good luck this weekend with your half. Sounds like your just about ready to go!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck with your upcoming race