I was not anticipating blogging today because my day is so jammed pack, but a little car issue made this post possible. Thank you dead battery.
I did indeed go to bed last night after I post. Lights were out by 9 and I was up at 3:30 as planned. It really wasn’t too bad after the initial heave ho out of bed. Damn you Tempurpedic!!
I was out the door by 4 and we started running at 4:30. I have to say I dread our longer runs we we start at 4:00!
My run group was teeny tiny today – the pace leader, me, and another girl from a Saturday group also training for Savannah. Glad she joined us Not that I wouldn’t have enjoyed running with my leader. He always has interesting stories – particularly about the races he done.
Miles 1-8 FLEW by. I was seriously shocked at how fast the run went. We were running a little faster than usual too (averaging a (9:15-9:30 pace) and while I was huffing and puffing a little bit (damn humidity was KILLER and it was already 80 degrees when we started!) I was doing good. Around mile 8-9 I started to get tired. I was lagging a little behind and every so often would “race” to catch up with them. Somehow this kept my motivated! At Mile 10 we hit Mead Gardens and ran through them — and then we did a little trail running. Technically, we were doing a little trespassing but the path was well-worn so there is no doubt we were the first to run it!
Going off road was an awesome motivator – even though I was totally girly and tried to avoid sinking in the mud (still happened – my shoes got initiated).
The last 3.5 miles zipped by and before I knew it we were running through Rollins College (BEAUTIFUL campus), down Park Ave, and then to Brandywine Deli (where we meet). It felt SO good to be DONE! We did 13.5 miles in 2:10 (9:40 pace). My pace lead said we did more than that – but he always does. I COULD see us doing 14 – but no more than that!
After the run, I rushed home, kissed the kids as they headed to the gym, attempted to take a full body self portrait, and rushed to get ready to help out with work.
Thank you iPad for making that possible..
We have a conference this week for work and I was going to head over to the hotel to stuff envelopes. I got ready (ON TIME – amazingly), made coffee, and hopped in my car…
The battery was COMPLETELY dead.
I called the hubby – but he was playing basketball and ignored me (don’t worry – he called and checked in after he saw that I called 500 times). Instead, my friend’s hubby ended up helping me. He came over and attempted to jump my car – but it was no use. Dead as a doornail.
Knowing how busy my day is, he offered to take me up to get a new battery and even installed it for me! Turns out that there might be some kind of shorted out fuse it. The thing was SUPER hot, got the jumper cables all hot, and attempted to melt my friend’s car!! Luckily (maybe?), it was still under warranty and it was a free replacement.
Thankfully, that’s all it was. I can deal with dead batteries. Especially if it gets my car up and running again!
I called into to make sure they didn’t need me (my boss said no, hopefully she’s not just being nice) — and my busy day seemed to get a little LESS busy. There’s always a silver lining!
So yeah. I did just write a post about batteries and post a picture of one. Another Bucket list item I can cross off
What’s on your Bucket List? How do you motivate yourself when you run out of steam?