Monday was the typical three mile run. The good thing was that Monday was a holiday, so I got to run in the morning. Love getting it done and out of the way, even though I didn't go out as quickly as I wanted. Still, thirty minutes later, I had the rest of the day ahead of me. And since Monday was Luke's fifth birthday, it was very important to have a free day!
Tuesday, I met Barb for a four mile run. It was super windy and she kept making me go uphill, but I had a great time. Even with the wind and the hills, I'm always amazed at how quickly the miles go by when you're not focusing on every footfall.
Wednesday, Tough Mudder training. I almost didn't do it, but Bari tweeted a picture of her amazing and totally sexy shoulders and upper arms and I was like, "Okay. I need to do this. I need sculpting!" Thursday was an easy two mile run. I went out a little fast and did my first mile in 9:15, which is pretty quick for my slow self. I ended up throwing in a few walk breaks after that little burst of energy but still finished in under 20 minutes.
Friday I was lazy, ahem. Actually, Tommy and I walked quite a few blocks at University of Chicago, so I'm counting that as some sort of exercise. This morning was a ten mile run. I was pretty dismayed at how windy it was. I'm not going to lie. I have a tough time with the wind. I have a tough time when the wind is FRIGID and blowing so hard that I can hardly run into it, let alone maintain a consistent pace. I finished with an average pace of 10:45. Given the distance, and I'm okay with that. I just wish it had not been so windy!
Finally, in more important running news, I've registered a team name for the Epilepsy 5k. It's May 12 in Wheaton, IL. Can you join us? We'd love to have you be a part of Team Tommy. It's a fun run and walk, so you don't have to run it. Walking is fine. Or you can run part of it! I plan on running, but Shane will be walking with the boys. I wish I could promise everyone who joins us a t-shirt, but alas, I probably don't have the money for it. So instead, I promise to bring donuts. Sound good? I can't wait!