To tell the truth . . .

I very nearly didn’t run at all today.  *hangs head*

Yes, it’s true.

I was plenty awake this morning when the alarm went off at 4:40 am and while yes, there was some sinus pressure and congestion going on, it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t have gone ahead and run with.  Of course since I make such a big freakin’ deal out of “sharing” all this and “being accountable” here, on Facebook, and Twitter I had to go on and say commit to running this evening instead.

I got off work early for an optometrist appointment and by the time we were headed home I had every reason excuse lined up not to run this evening.

  1. I was tired.
  2. It was hot.
  3. I really hadn’t rested well last night.
  4. I don’t actually owe my running to anybody else and if I choose not to run it’s nobody’s business but mine!
  5. I just didn’t feel like running!

There.  I had the perfect reason excuse!

Until I got home and realized that at the end of the day if I didn’t run *I* would know and *I* would have let myself down.

So we ran.

Boy did we run!

As I stated earlier on Facebook: I was bored with the route we had been running in our neighborhood so took it upon myself to come up with a new route. Rich told me there were more long inclines than I thought, but I was determined (stubborn much there Jules?!) that he was mistaken and that we could do this. It was less the pace we were running at than it was the fact that I just simply haven’t built up the endurance for all those hills.

And yes, Rich got to say “I told you so!”

For the record:
Tonight’s Run: 4.56 miles in 1 hour 10 minutes.
Five run 4 min/walk 2 min intervals completed.
Last two intervals were closer to three run 3/walk 2.
Tonight’s Lesson: I am NOT ready for a route with several long inclines.
Tonight’s Other Lesson: My husband knows a lot more about running than I do!  I should listen to him!

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