So much for daylight savings time and getting an extra hour of sleep when you have a puppy. Yesterday I had a really long day working a little over 12 hours and I was hoping to be able to sleep well into the morning, but Jedi had other plans. We played with him for awhile till we could get him all tuckered out, but by that time I was wide awake, so no more sleep for me. I took this picture of him just after he woke from his nap and it was so cute I had to share it.
What a great run I had today and I owe it all to the clock that I forgot to turn back for daylight savings time. I recently renewed my track membership at the YMCA and I had planned on going in at noon for an easy run and to calibrate my foot pod. I got all geared up and ready to go when I saw the time on my phone and realized I still had an hour and a half till they opened. I didn't really want to wait and it didn't feel as cold outside as it said on my phone, so I said screw it, outside run it is.
For a cold day the weather was absolutely gorgeous. The sun was shinning with not a cloud in the sky and barely a breeze to even mention it. I was feeling pretty good, but I really didn't have an idea on how this run was going to go. I planned on doing four miles and stretch it to six if things were going well and as far as my pace goes I though I would let how I felt dictate it.
Within seconds of starting this run I felt like my old self again. My pace immediately was hovering around the 8:50s without feeling like I was putting in much effort. Once I hit the first quarter mile I told myself that if I still felt this good by the first mile mark I was going to go for the full six miles. Surprise, surprise, I was still feeling good by mile one and so my run went from four to six. As the run went on I picked up the pace taking the next two miles into the mid 8:30s. When I hit mile four I was starting to get a little light pain on the front of my leg just above my ankle. I slowed the pace into the 8:40s and then into the 8:50s. The pain started to subside and I got a little over zealous and pushed it back up to an 8:30 pace for the last mile. I got through it just fine, but sitting here typing this the pain is back and hurts when I point my toes and then bring my foot back toward the front of my leg. I am gonna give it some ice therapy, rest and the next couple of runs I won't push the pace either. After the run I stretched out and did my push ups, first set 40 reps, second set 20 reps and the third set 10 reps. I think I am gonna try and hit 100 reps by the end of the year.