If ever there was a week when I am ready for Friday, it's this one.
I finally got in a run last night. And it was freaking AWESOME. 5 miles in 56:45, avg pace 11:19. I took off around 5:45 p.m., DH stayed with the kids so I got to run outside in my 'hood. It was really warm but thankfully there was a breeze. I felt strong for most of the run and even had some stretches where I was running consistently for 10s and even some 9:45s. (Of course, then I have to walk to recover a bit, hence my average of 11ish's.)
The only negative was when I hit a boulder masquerading as a rock on the side of the road with my left foot, which turned my left ankle, again. I was so ticked--I stopped and wriggled my ankle and it felt fine the rest of the run, but it was tender when I got home. I RICE'd it, and it's fine today, but I'm guessing it's going to be tender on my runs for a while. I'm getting paranoid about running anywhere but on flat glassy asphalt, which doesn't exist. I swear, I'm looking at the ground when I run but these things just come out of nowhere.
I got home and was deliciously sweaty from head to toe, so took a long shower and then felt really relaxed yet energized the rest of the night. I got to read several chapters of Pasta Queen's book, which is proving to be terrific. I hope to finish it and post a review before I get to meet her (!) on May 3rd.
Tonight DH and I get to go on a date. Dinner at Bonefish Grill and then a movie. Luke is staying at his home away from home, my Mom's house (I swear, the boy would live there if he could). Sophie has a sleepover with a friend.
Spring has officially arrived. I no longer fear any possiblity of snow or frost. It's going to be in the mid 80s today. Woohoo!