Since the heat is still keeping me from running outside, I decided to hit the gym for my long run yesterday on the treadmill. I haven't run on a treadmill in over a year! I got there, set up on the 'mill and started off at a pretty decent pace. Amazing how it's easier in the A/C without all the outside factors! About 10 minutes into my 7-8 miler, I heard "Attention members. The gym will be closing in 15 minutes." Shoot. Apparently I didn't remember (or pay attention to) our gym's Sunday hours. I thought I had at least an hour and a half to do my run. Oops.
So, since I wasn't going to get my long run in, I quickly upped my pace for a tempo run as consolation. Dudes, I ran my fastest mile...maybe EVER. Sub-8 minute! I was in a good zone, and it felt challenging but it wasn't killing me or anything.
THEN, since I took all of 25 minutes total at the gym, I was able to do my grocery shopping for the week on the way home - bonus! I grabbed everything we needed for our week's menu and headed home.
|Of course I look like this when I grocery shop!|
Ahhh, relaxed with the family (SILs came over to hang, too), enjoyed a Sunday margarita, made some dinner, and fell happily into bed last night. Gonna do my long run today - probably on the treadmill since it felt too good to get out of bed early this morning. W finally got me up by going to help himself in the kitchen...never know what he is going to get himself into if left to his own devices for too long :) See exhibit A from several months ago...
Gotta get the day started now...work, a meeting at lunchtime, run, trip for dog food...busy Monday ahead. :)