Monday, August 2, 2010

11:41 and my own running ambrosia

I should feel like a loser posting here that I didn't do my 8 miles on Saturday like I said I would.  I could wallow in self-loathing behavior but I didn't.  Today is a new day and I'm jumping right back in.  I was scheduled to run 4 miles today but my slacker behavior set in a little and time crunched as I was/am, I was seriously considering just forgetting today's run and running tomorrow.  I didn't though! This is the part that I wish my theme music for the day was playing while you read this post..."Gumption" from the movie The Holiday.  Love that little tune!
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Moving along.....I did my two miles and ran a comfortable pace.  Low and behold my two miles looked like this:
Mile 1 - 11:16
Mile 2 - 12:06
Avg Pace - 11:41
Calories - 341

I was so worried that I lost all that I had gained due to my lack of consistency in the running deptartment.  I come back even stronger!  That and for motivation I wore my Seattle RNR shirt.  That really makes me feel too cool for school!  I am so jazzed!!!  Add that to a 0.9 loss this week and you've got a pretty happy little lady. 

I don't know if this is a shameless plug for Cytomax or not but today instead of Nuun I had poured in a Cytomax packet I had stashed in swag bag from Seattle RNR.  Hello!?!  Delish.  Could've been due to the fact that it made me feel like a runner becasue that's what they had for refreshments along the course in Seattle or maybe because it was pretty darn hot and I felt super parched by the end of the run.  Either which way, I love it's lemony flavor and I just might have to look into purchasing some more.  DELISH! I tell ya!!

So now it's time for some stretching and then off to my last 12 hour night shift for the week.  Tomorrow is a 7 miler and maybe a spin class. 


  1. Don't live with regrets about not getting the 8 miles in over the weekend! Like you said, it is a NEW day! Good for you for running! Good luck with your 7 miles tomorrow and spin class (??), girl you rock!

  2. Isn't it great when you come back feeling strong...I love that!

  3. Hi there. Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for checking out my blog!

  4. 2 is better than nothing! The perfectionist in me is tempted to scrap a run if I feel that I wont be able to make my scheduled miles. The runner in me knows that any time you put feet to pavement, you're that much further ahead.

    Sometimes perfectionist wins. Runner is starting to win more often.

  5. Great pace, and nice loss! Good luck on your 7-miler. :)

    P.S. - You won my GU giveaway, so check your SPAM folder if you don't see my e-mail.

  6. I might have to check out that cytomax!

  7. happy running day.

    could you do my miles too?

    just let me know :)


  8. Love that movie, love your motivation, love your blog!! Just be proud of yourself for how far you have come and remember that when you miss the odd run!! FORGIVE YOURSELF and move on to the next one!!