Last night for dinner we picked up some Thai food from Ben's Noodle and Rice on Bryn Mawr. I got chicken pad see-eiw, Wanton soup, and we split crab rangoons. I took my digestive enzymes before eating and said a little prayer to the stomach gods to not be too hard on me for my run. I also drank like 6 glasses of water due to the extra sodium I took in.
Move to this morning. 4:25, stomach felt good... Too good. I started thinking, oh man, I will surely have a horrible stomach ache and need rush to a bathroom mid run, but let's get it over with.
I had five 1km intervals with 400m jogging planned for today, 1.5 warm up, 2.5 cool down. My GPS was taking too long to connect (3 minutes and I have no patience), so I used plan b. I put in a note in my app of the goal times I was aiming for (3:45-3:50). Now as I wouldn't have GPS to tell me when I hit my distance, I just rounded up my run to a time ratio of 4 minutes fast, 2 minutes jog. This made it easier to track on my stopwatch.
In the first mile of my run, I hit a giant pack of gnats and thought, NO! They are back :(
But that was the only cloud of gnats I ran into (I found their dead ugly bodies on my torso when I got home).
The first half of my run was quiet, I had a pretty low success rate with greetings (I didn't start seeing people until I got into Lakeview, so I blame them!). My return trip home was nicer as 60% of it would be cool down miles, and the Uptown/Edgewater runners were out and helped bring my hello ratio up a bit!
I got home all gross and sweaty and sadly had to sport my suit today as a pretty big figurehead will be at our office. Put on my suit (I hadn't put this one on since last fall I think) and holy big on me! I remember the pants used to be snug and the shirt is so loose compared to the more fitted shirts I have now.
Here is a picture from my run back:
And a video of my kiddo at toddler gymnastics running to a photo finish:
That's all I got! 10 miles easy pace tomorrow, T-storms in the forecast, hopefully the lightening holds off and my phone is NOT coming with me.
How was your run today?
Do you have a back up plans if your GPS isn't cooperating?