Yesterday after work was a perfect example of how yes, you can have it all!
I had a crazy meeting at work.....all stress and chaos.....and left shortly after with a very long to-do list for today. But I had to pick up my darling daughter on time and she had a school show that night. Therefore, we had a brief 2.5 hours before we had to be back. And in that time I had to feed her and get her ready. Sounds simple enough but I had to run. Yes, I needed to for my own sanity and I needed a good sweat. I told myself just squeeze in 30 minutes. I had time to do that for myself. So I hopped onto the 10% incline treadmill and got going. I decided to run intervals today and to push myself but not to do full blown speed work due to the pesty congested chest.
At 30 minutes I found my running happy moment. It usually happens somewhere around the 5K mark and I kept on running. I told myself, just go 10 more minutes. I had time for that. But then I was so close to the 4 mile mark I couldn't stop short. If you follow my blog, you will see I had the same issue as my last run....not wanting to stop. I ended up running 4.01 miles with an overall pace of 10'49"....an increase in pace from my run on Monday. I felt happy until I did this.....
1-hour concert we went out to dinner with some dear friends. And darling daughter got to bed way past her bedtime....and so did this running mom.
Today I am grateful for:
- Being able to run.
- Mini days.
- Sleep.....which I really need more of.