But in all reality, I ran again because I wanted to. I was feeling a bit grouchy and a bit guilty for being grouchy and knew a run would just make me feel better. So even though my goal was a super short run since I don't want to bring on any overuse injuries (I ran two times yesterday too and typically don't do this) I pulled on my 110% Play Harder compression shorts to run in. They are quite compressive and I always wanted to try out running in them and short runs are perfect experimental runs.
The run went well. I felt good and no birds....I will fill you in shortly if you don't follow me on Daily Mile. My pace was 10'36"...those incline runs really slow me down.
This morning I did an incline run as well resulting in 2.0 miles at a pace of 10'25". My run was cut short by a huge BANG resulting in my screaming and jumping 10' in the air. Darling daughter calmly told me "Mom, it is just a bird." Yep, it was another bird hitting our window and this time, the bird did not win. Fortunately I have good friends I can call on and "uncle" came to the rescue to remove the evidence while we were away from the house and darling daughter is none the wiser. And this running mom needs to come up with some idea to keep birds away from that darn window.
And while I am at it, yesterday's second run was also an incline run of 2.73 miles with a pace of 10'57". In all reality, I don't get all bent out of shape on my pace at home since I am running at a 10% incline but also some days it is just plain HOT. I can be sweating like crazy no matter how many windows are open. It all depends on Mother Nature, the temperature outside, and the amount and direction of breeze. But I do think I need to consider always starting at a slightly increased home pace like I am doing for my gym pace.