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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Run 1.2 - GLEEful Motivation

I set an alarm for 5:30am. I then chose to ignore that alarm knowing full well that was a BAD idea. Will I ever learn? I really hope so! The temperature rose and I found myself still needing to get in my run. I also found myself in an epic battle of girl versus tots. Um... the tots won. Dammit! But they were so good. Not Raccoon Lodge good, but still good!

I got home and immediately tried to use my asshole lawnmower. Still won't start - so I've confirmed the decision to get a new one. I ran around the corner to my grandpa's house and borrowed his. I considered this a mini-workout as I actually ran home pushing the lawn mower. My arms felt it for sure! Quickly I tackled the jungle that is my lawn and made it much more presentable. I think it made Lady happy, too. Half way through the back yard I ran out of gas and called it good for the night.

Another quick transition into running shoes (I mowed in running clothes to save time!). Time slipped away and I realized I didn't have time to get in 5 miles, not with that heat. Somehow I managed to find shade for most of the route and squeezed in four miles getting home just in time. Why was time an issue?? Because Glee was on and I had to see it!! And it was so good, right?!? Run-wise it was pretty okay. Nothing spectacular to write home about. I did find myself easily running up the final two hills to get home. It used to be that those were a challenge and I'd end up walking the last bit. So I can see that my persistence and working at them for so long is finally paying off. It was pretty cool to just glide right up without a walk break!


6 comments:

  1. Really? SO, all I need is a stick with the first season of Glee on DVD to hang in front of you, and you will run the whole 13.1? OK. How much are they?

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    1. Season 2, pretty please --- I already have season 1! ;)

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  2. Oh man, the thrill of running up a hill without walking, I hear ya. Haven't quite mastered it on the super steep hill by the new house, but I am going to do it soon.

    Had lunch with Jenn today. She has your special present. Make sure she shares it with you on Friday:)

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    1. Ooh, I'm excited! I'll be sure to wrestle it away from her.

      See you this weekend!!

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  3. It's pretty cool for me to read this " It was pretty cool to just glide right up without a walk break!"

    You go girl!

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty cool to feel like I was gliding! I hope I can keep that up!

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