I woke up with a killer post massage headache…the kind where you feel you can’t lift your head off the pillow and want to cry but won’t because well, that will make your head hurt worse…So I got up and took some meds, drank water, and laid back down for about an hour. Thankfully Sophia was patient and let “momma rest.” I had thought about doing NOTHING today, just lying in our jammies and watching movies sounded quite nice. But the sun was peeking out from behind the clouds and I knew we needed to get OUT.
So we all got showered, dressed and ready and decided we’d hit the Fox River to feed the ducks/birds. We shuffled through the pantry to find what crackers and other items the birds could eat had gotten stale, and packed up the Jeep and headed out. It was 68 degrees today, and I was in heaven.
With crackers in hand, we headed down to the river and had a BLAST. It was just what we all needed after a long week.
We decided to hit up a pizza place we hadn’t gone to yet, and had a late lunch/early dinner. I was “being good” and ordered a salad for myself and pizza for the girls. But WOW, it smelled so good so I snuck two small pieces. This was around 3:30 in the afternoon, and I thought for sure I would be fine to run in the evening around 5:30…I had 4-5 miles scheduled, and was looking forward to running outside.
After eating, we walked for another good hour, and decided to head home. I changed in to my running gear, strapped on my Garmin and IPod, and headed out.
The first mile was ‘ok’…and I know I pushed it too hard with a 9:46 pace. Second mile the wind started to wrap it’s deathly arms around me, and the small hills in my neighborhood kicked my ass. I moved up to around 10:04…with the looming undigested pizza in my stomach, I knew 4 miles wasn’t going to happen. Not today. So I called it at 2.6.
Although not what I was gearing for, I at least got out there and ran.
I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed weekend!