Today, I was in Idaho. Today was a day after only about 4-1/2 hours of sleep. Today was a day of spending time with my girls and my husband, and friends. Today T made me run. Well, he didn’t MAKE me run. He afforded me the opportunity to not slack off because we were out of town. I dropped the girls off at his office at Gowen Field and went to the gym on base. There was only one of three treadmills available, and I jumped on one before I had my iPod turned on any my long-sleeved shirt off. I didn’t want to lose it! I set the treadmill to my normal start pace of 6.3 mph at 1.5 incline. I’ll admit I’m starting to get bored again. It’s good I signed up for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training’s half-marathon in San Diego next June. (Did you know that? Check out my fundraising page here. Feel free to throw some donation money at me. I won’t object.)
So I ran. I ran my normal paces and my normal times and pushed myself for the last 1/4 mile – even up to 7.2 mph because I was so done with the treadmill. Did you know that all treadmills feel different to run on? I have a 7-year-old NordicTrack that has gotten it’s value worths. (It’s so old I can’t find a picture of one on the internets.) I ran 4.27 miles in 36.49. Not too shabby for lack of sleep.
So, I didn’t miss my Friday run. I did it and did it in my normal time limit. How’s that for out-of-town exercise?