Because it’s Friday. And we all know what I’ve got on the brain. WEEKEND TIME 😀
Yesterday turned into a very long day with me being in a very bad mood by the time I left work. Nothing serious but I was exhausted. Since my clinic days are really long I’ve been feeling burnt out a bit by Friday. Nothing major or anything: I just feel tired and I get a bit rattled and frazzled. I think most people know what I’m talking about even if you don’t put in 12 hour days.
Which is why I was glad that I went out after clinic was over last night to unwind a bit. At a bowling alley. And before you roll your eyes and ask me how old I am, let me tell you this: it is $1 for shoes, $1 soda, $1 food.
That’s not even the best part: $2 beer and $3 mixed drinks. Quality stuff too. How can you go wrong? Plus one of my friends, who is also a co-worker, knew how bad of a week I was having and put me on the tab already started. So nice! And I also never realized how many bar + bowling alleys existed until recently. I had only known of a handful but apparently I find them where ever I go.
Granted since I had to get up and go into work early this morning (ugh — annoying because the doctor I showed up to help didn’t show up until late morning!) I only had one drink but the atmosphere was JUST what I needed. As was “sleeping in” this morning. AKA not running before work. It felt good and semi-refreshing especially since it rained last night and sleeping with rain in the background is sooooooooooo nice.
Which meant that I ran after work (which, annoyingly, the doctor didn’t *really* need my help and was out of there within a half hour. *LeSigh*. BUT I’m NOT hating on my job. I love it. It’s just been a long week for everyone at the clinic and I’m in a complainy mood hahah). And it’s not like I was there ridiculously late either: because of my long hours already this week my boss let me go as soon as the doctor was done. SO NICE.
So I laced up my shoes around noon and ran. It was an interesting run. First positive split run in….well I can’t really remember the last time I did it but each loop was ~1-2 seconds slower than the previous one. Annoying. Not that the pace was bad or that the few seconds of a drop was significant. The paces of which were
- 1st loop: 8:22
- 2nd loop: 8:23
- 3rd loop: 8:25
- Short 4th bit: 8:08 (so I did end very strong!)
- Average pace settled into 8:23.
Not bad for a long run at all.And I’m not putting up the distances because I did, in fact, run long (and I don’t want any negativity raining down on my parade and I want 100% good vibes sent my way for this weekend. Yes I am selfish and fishing for good vibes. My blog so whatever hahah!). Oops. But I will reassure you that each loop wasn’t way long and I did not run a marathon-training LR. Not even close. So not freak out too much 😉
The whole run felt good and strong and powerful. It also felt in control and not strenuous. I hooked into a group of guys for a few of the miles and, despite running at a good clip, the pace was easily conversational. Therefore I’m not worried about today hurting the race if I do run it (I currently am still debating because I really don’t have the $$ to run this race) because I’ve done this before and the results have never been bad. As long as I have one day to recover from a tough or long workout, I’ve found that I’m good to go. I rebound really fast.
And apparently I rebound from a long and stressful week fast too because all it took was this run to improve my mood. Or the fact that it’s Friday and I do not have to do anything this weekend.
Except try and come up with the money so that I can race so hard I want to puke.
So I’ll leave it there because it’s Friday and I promised short and sweet and I feel like I’m rambling with no true point. But hey, 5 posts for the past 5 days? I can’t remember the last time I did that 😛
And, despite the weather being slightly overcast, a little humid and on the warmish side (hello fall frigid mornings but beautiful afternoons!) but I still think that my balcony is calling my name.
And since I like linking to songs that are stuck in my head here’s a good one that I’ve been loving today….and maybe dancing to on my balcony right now 🙂
I can’t find the real video for it and Pitbull’s rap is different but it’s still an awesome song regardless!
And speaking of Pitbull I just remembered this AWESOME clip. Wait for it about the 1:03 minute mark. The man doesn’t even miss beat!
And check out this giveaway from Shut Up and Run. How about all this awesomeness on a Friday afternoon! 🙂