Friday, April 25, 2008

155.2 - TGIF

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!


Tigerlilly said...

Yay.. it always feels good to get a good sweat in, doesn't it?

Hope you have a great time tonight!

Pokey said...


Enjoy your date deserve it Laura!!!

Have a great weekend ;)

Jess said...

Enjoy your date tonight.

Thanks for your ocmment on my blog, especially RE: children. I like your realistic perspective on child-rearing. Too many peers of mine seem to think of having kids as non-stop flowers and rainbows, and I begin to think I'm the only one who's paranoid and frightened about it. Makes me feel better that clearly I'm not the only woman out there who is anticipating problems. Again, thanks.

Jill said...

Yay for your great run!!! I used to think that I didn't like to sweat, but now I feel so empowered when I am good and sweaty!!

Have fun on your date tonight!!!

Marcy said...

Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend chica!

80's?!!??! Dang we don't get those temps til about July LOL

Running Knitter said...

Nice job on your run!

Grumpy Chair said...

Yay to the awesome run (sorry about the rock in the road incident and hope you ankle is going to be ok).

Enjoy tonight! And have a great weekend.

Cindy154 said...

You make running sound really cool. I have had extra energy lately, feeling lighter. I am tempted to try..closest I get to running is jogs in the woods, uphill especially. You really make it sound inviting. Hope you enjoy your date.

Vickie said...

I waited to answer you about meeting in Indy next weekend - back is still too iffy for that much time in the car. I avoid sitting as much as I can. But have a great time!!!

glad your week is going better and everyone is on the mend.

Ready Maid said...

I'm SO proud of you and your running accomplishments. I'm just getting started, but it's coming along.

Great date night, too!

Carly said...

Great job! Sorry about the ankle, I hope it doesn't give you too much trouble.

Don't speak too soon about summer weather. we had mid70's and by the end of the week we had snow!