All day long I was trying to figure out how to squeeze in a quick 3-4 miler. And I got a pleasant surprise yesterday evening yielding me a bonus 1.5 hour window of time I hadn’t slotted into my day.
I pretty much have a better chance of spotting the Lochness Monster and Big Foot having noon tea than I do unlocking an hour and a half of time in my week, no less all at one time in one day. I could have used the time to go get a mani-pedi…but I’m not exactly sure what that is- people seem to say that it’s nice and relaxing. Plus I think you’re supposed to have a full set of toenails for that stuff. I could have folded my laundry. Or I could have tackled that book I’m *almost* done reading, but instead….I did what every sane person does…
I headed out for a tempo run.
I started out slow with an 8:30 mile and then slowly clipped off 5-20 seconds per mile until I finished the last half mile at a 6:33 downhill pace.
I’m talking head clearing, thought provoking, meditation inducing, foot pounding, decompressing miles satisfying my emotional, physical and spiritual needs in every way possible. After 11.5 miles I had to call it quits because apparently you have to pick your kids up from sports practice.
Thing 1 & Thing 2 attempting their first round of roller hockey at a free local clinic last night. Though I missed the game, my beloved Chicago Bears won the Monday night football game and I’ll just watch the Presidential debate tomorrow sometime which gives my Monday night a #winning.
Do you ever do tempo runs?
If you came up with an extra hour and a half in your day what would you do?