Today, I have some exciting news and some sad/embarrassing news to report. Let’s rip it off like a Band-Aid and get the bad news out of the way first.
The Bad News: My iPod shuffle is missing. Again. My little pink baby who has accompanied through some of the best moments in my running career snapped off somewhere at my gym and is nowhere to be found. I looked like an idiot crawling on the ground, looking under treadmills and stalking the front desk folks hoping some good citizen of the world tuned it in. So I beg you, if you see her, she’s about an inch by an inch and a pretty pink, please notify me asap! (I may or may not admit to this being the second iPod shuffle I’ve lost…)
The Good News: Today’s run was emotionally wonderful. I was pounding out 10 normal miles on the treadmill when I found myself reminiscing about the Shreadmill class and how the 5:xx pace made a debut for a short time. During the last stretch of today’s run, I was curious as to whether or not I still had it in me (the last time I had run a 5:XX mile was in high school). Whoa, did I just challenge myself? You better bet your ass I did – so off I went! I don’t know what the average pace was but I started in the 5:40s and ended at 5:15. The smile across my face must have looked ridiculous.
Happy Friday and happy running!
Day 65: 10 miles