WOW, what a beautiful morning, up and at it early, 10k Trail run started at 8am. I did some thinking while running so I could have multiple short blogs, but I’ll just try to make short paragraphs.
Thank god for Slow people on single tracks. – Great excuse. But WAIT…. There are no excuses in running… ON YOUR LEFT. (that’s the polite way to say, you are going slow and I want to pass you, so move over.) Luckily I didn’t have to say that often, I started with the faster group this time. I did have to stop and retie my shoe… ugh, how annoying, but i quickly ran back up to who I was behind and quickly passed her and a few others. It’s actually amazing, how fast you feel when you restart in the middle like that.
Mile #5 where are you? – It was a trail run, so GPS watches don’t always work great. (my 6.2 race, was 6.5 on my watch) very goofy, most of the time they are less, they miss the zig zags and cut backs. So my Nike+ watch has manual laps, You just have to it the watch when you want to mark a lap. I use this on my trail races, because they typically have the mile markers out there. So my Laps/mile splits are as follows:
As you an see, I had a great first mile, second mile I ran into some traffic on the single track. Third mile I had to tie my shoe. 4th mile, DAMN, but GPS also said it was shorter. Mile 5, no traffic on the trails, only 1 or 2 guys around me. But why in the hell did it take me 11+ minutes. (oh the GPS says 1.25 miles) Overall time was a 57:27, (goal time was 57:30,when I made my goals earlier this year, I put down 55 on my last blog, because I was feeling really strong after my 23:10 5k 2 weeks ago. (but trails are different than flat pavement.)
After all that, I got to come home and do yard work, Clean sidewalks, pull weeds, clean gutters, plant a few new veggies. Exhausted, but a grad party to attend, (bring on the food) then 2 softball games against the first place team (we are in third) So should have some great games, we’ve won 10 straight games, since starting 0-2 (loses to the other first place team)
And for the Bipolar downward mood, it’s gone, had to stay active, talk with wife, talk with therapist, and remember to enjoy life. Get the right amount of sleep, eat proper food, and take time to think about positive things in my life.
25 miles running
2 softball games + 2 more tonight
2.5 miles walking
1 Graduation Party (only 8 more to go)