Side note. I was supposed to be in DC next weekend, but, this whole concept of scheduling is foreign to my job and of course, everything got changed 5 days ahead of time, so I'm going to Atlanta instead. Sweet. At least Hotlanta is, you know, hot.
Anyways, so I think my last post was about how much running in Florida sucks when you are an overweight Irish kid (how old is too old to call yourself a kid? Am I that old now?) from the northeast. Well, I ran the following day and decided, screw it, I'll just run for an hour and see how I feel. Shockingly, it was sweet. I ran for about 4 miles (28:03) and came upon a track. I ran a mile around the track to check my pace, it was 6:56 and change, so I'm guessing I had run about 5 miles by the end of it. Then I decided to run another mile a bit quicker, not fast mind you, I am incapable of that, but quicker. So, I started decided to run about a 6:15, just to see how it felt. Note, I used to run 10 milers at this pace. Also note, after my one mile at 6:12 on the track, I was tired. FML.
But honestly, it felt good to kind of feel like I ran something other then just a jog. After my 2 mile middle school girl level tempo on the track, I ran back to my hotel and counted it as 8 and a half miles (1:00.48). Sweet. New game plan, just run an hour every day. That should get me back in shape twice as fast.
Next day: Didn't run. I'm a bitch.
Next day: Ran a little over an hour again, so 8ish miles (I felt like crap and wont pretend I was running 7 min pace, even though I want to pretend that I was. At least I'm not lying to myself. Also not lying to myself, I can beat Jacob in a marathon right now. Fact).
Anyways, I managed to not run yesterday either, and today I only had work from 5 to 11:30, so I plan on getting a decent run in this afternoon/evening with Deal. I feel like I just need to guilt trip myself into running more, but I don't feel guilty because no one is counting on me to be fit, and, unbeknownst to myself, I have much less self motivation then I thought I did. Especially since my only real goal is to beat Jacob in the marathon, and I could do that with no training for the next 5 years, so I'm not too worried just yet.