Lucky for me I’m still on October break. Which means another day of R&R. Well kind of, between all my marathon tv sessions and sleeping I need to do some work but whatever, lounging around was totally worth it.
This morning when I woke up it was all icky and gross, so happy that it didn’t happen yesterday for the 10k. That would have been a major bummer. I had a doctor appt this morning so I had to battle the blah-ness. It was quick chilly too! I wish I could have stayed in bed longer, I was bushed last night that even with 9 hours of sleep I was jarred awake by the alarm. Ew.
Doctor appts always take forever and a day so I left my building at 0830 and didn’t get back until 1200! Granted it was a 30 minute drive each way and I had to get some lab work done but, ugh, annoying. So the perfect way to destress from that aggravation? A run of course.
By the time I hit the roads it was close to 1230 and the steady rain had become practically non-existent. Score! I set out for the “typical” 5 mile route I have. Quotes because when was the last time I ran only 5 miles?! The weather was pretty tricky today, the further away from my school I got the harder the rain came down. I was happy when I reached my turn-around point in the loop and the rain eased up. By the time I got back to campus the sun was shining and I felt good enough (and fast enough) to add an extra 1.2 miles. The extra 1.2 miles also got me to run past the hot TAs house a second time. Gosh, since when did blue eyes and a Spanish accent turn me into a middle school girl?! (At least I think blue eyes, I’m not crazy stalker-ish — yet heh)
MAJOR EDIT: So I started this post pre-dinner but got hungry early and headed down to the dining hall with it half finished. Kind of glad I had an early dinner because I SAW HOT SPANISH TA. For real. He was sitting alone but he looked like he was just finishing up when I got there so I said hi but then moved on somewhat awkwardly. I am way to much of a middle school girl lately to actually engage in conversation. Plus he was doing work and I didn’t want to interrupt. BUT it kind of made my night.
So another 10k in the books! Today’s wasn’t nearly as speedy as yesterday’s BUT I ran it in 52 minutes and 42 seconds making it exactly an 830 pace. Woot! Very speedy for me on any day really but especially so after a race. So I’m very happy about that. I think it harks back to what I say after every speed workout: fast running begets fast running. I’m not saying that I should ditch the easy paces but it’s fun to run fast for a few days. Hopefully this sticks around for a little bit longer.
The fall weather, however, (heh that rhymed) is not. The overnight low is going to be low 30*s. Ouch. Not cold enough for underarmour or tights or anything but still cold enough that I know I’m not going to want to get out of bed.
Hmmm…..I know I had more to say but I’m seriously all dazed from the TA sighting at dinner. So I’ll end it here with a have a great Tuesday night y’all!
And if you stuck with the post here’s some of my fav pics I stole from Lacey of the 10k